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Thomas Jefferson

April 13, 2043 - July 04, 1826
"May it [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 for arousing men to burst the chains under which monkish ignorance and superstition have persuaded them to bind themselves and assume the blessings and security of self-government."source: Letter to Roger C. Weightman, June 24, 1826.independence, freedom, declaration of independence, wisdom, ignorance

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