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“When the government fears the people, there is freedom. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.” — Thomas Jefferson
We’ve forgotten how to question supposed authority and if we should briefly recall, we have been conditioned to fear the consequences of asking.
“With respect to our State and federal governments, I do not think their relations are correctly understood by foreigners. They generally suppose the former subordinate to the latter. But this is not the case. They are co-ordinate departments of one simple and integral whole. To the State governments are reserved all legislative and administration, in affairs which concern their own citizens only, and to the federal government is given whatever concerns foreigners, or the citizens of the other States; these functions alone being made federal. The one is domestic, the other the foreign branch of the same government; neither having control over the other, but within its own department.” — Thomas Jefferson [“Writing of Thomas Jefferson” pub by Taylor & Maury,
Washington DC, 1854, quote number VII 355-61, from correspondence to Major John Cartwright, June 5, 1824.