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  1. How about this one?

    “I place economy among the first and most important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. If we run into such debts, we must be taxed in our meat and drink, in our necessities and in our comforts, in our labor and in our amusements. If we can prevent the government from wasting the labor of the people, under the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy.”
    — Thomas Jefferson

    …or this one…

    “I know of no safe depository of the ultimate power of the society but the people themselves.”
    — Thomas Jefferson

    …and if we ignore this advice?

    “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free… it expects what never was and never will be.”
    — Thomas Jefferson

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