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American 4th US President (1809-17), and one of the founding fathers of his country. 1751-1836
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“In no instance have . . . the churches been guardians of the liberties of the people.”
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“There is no maxim, in my opinion, which is more liable to be misapplied, and which, therefore, more needs elucidation, than the current one, that the interest of the majority is the political standard of right and wrong”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“In Republics, the great danger is, that the majority may not sufficiently respect the rights of the minority”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Strongly guarded as is the separation between religion and government in the Constitution of the United States the danger of encroachment by Ecclesiastical Bodies, may be illustrated by precedents already furnished in their short history”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Philosophy is common sense with big words.”
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