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Thomas Jefferson

April 13, 2043 - July 04, 1826
"The first principle of republicanism is that the lex majoris partis is the fundamental law of every society of individuals of equal right; to consider the will of the society announced by the majority of a single vote as sacred as if unanimous is the first of all lessons of importance, yet the last which is thoroughly learned. This law once disregarded, no other remains but that of force, which ends necessarily in military despotism."source: Ford, 10:89majority rules, voice of the majority, enactment of law

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