Sunday, November 07, 2004

8:14 PM

"A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches pass over,their spells dissolve, and the people, recovering their true sight,restore their government to its true principles."It is true that in the meantime we are suffering deeply in spirit, andincurring the horrors of a war and long oppressions of enormous publicdebt."If the game runs sometimes against us at home we must have patience tillluck turns, and then we shall have an opportunity of winning back theprinciples we have lost, for this is a game where principles are atstake."-- Thomas Jefferson, in a letter of 1798, after the passage of the SeditionAct.


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