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Thomas Jefferson

April 13, 2043 - July 04, 1826
"Modern times have the signal advantage...of having discovered the only device by which [man's equal] rights can be secured, to wit: government by the people, acting not in person but by representatives chosen by themselves, that is to say, by every man of ripe years and sane mind who either contributes by his purse or person to the support of his country."source: Bergh, 15:482people control government, patriotism, country support

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