Thomas Jefferson: a nation can never be both ignorant and free.

Thomas Jefferson - Nation Cannot be Ignorant and Free

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. The functionaries of every government have propensities to command at will the liberty and property of their constituents. There is no safe deposit for these but with the people themselves; nor can they be safe with them without information. Where the press is free, and every man able to read, all is safe.

- Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Colonel Charles Yancey (6 January 1816) ME 14:384.

Quote Source: Online Library of Liberty

Rohan M.'s picture
And to think that we

And to think that we Americans now have a president and several other government officials who think we should remain enslaved and fearful of being punished by an imaginary sky daddy who at the same time wants to save us from the very same punishment. And why? Because we are otherwise IMMORAL! Because all non-believers are cruel, heartless and immoral monsters who are not (and don’t deserve to be) American!

Isn’t it sad that this secular nation is now being falsely purported to be a “Christian Nation™” by a bunch of power-hungry theocrats?

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