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Thomas Jefferson, Eric Schaub, Samuel Eliot Morison


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"May [the Declaration of Independence] be to the world, what I believe

it will be (to some parts sooner, to others later, but finally to all),

the signal of arousing men to burst the chains under which monkish

ignorance and superstition had persuaded them to bind themselves,

and to assume the blessings and security of self-government. That form

which we have substituted, restores the free right to the unbounded

exercise of reason and freedom of opinion. All eyes are opened,

or opening, to the rights of man."

-- Thomas Jefferson

(1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President

June 24, 1826

Source: letter to Roger Weightman on June 24, 1826. It was his last letter, written ten days before his death - July 4th, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.




"I am not free until I say so.

And there's a good chance

I am going to have to fight once I do.

Ever since I declared my Independence,

I have had to support and defend it."

-- Eric Schaub

Editor/Publisher of Liberty Quotes, http://liberty-tree.ca, American activist, speaker, writer




"If the American Revolution had produced nothing

but the Declaration of Independence,

it would have been worthwhile."

-- Samuel Eliot Morison

(1887-1976) Rear Admiral USNR, Naval historian


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