Wednesday, January 24, 2007

We the people...

I'm reading a new book. It's a biography of one of the most misunderstood figures in American history, the progressive Democrat and legendary orator William Jennings Bryan.

I'll post a full review of "A Godly Hero" when I'm done with it. But I came across a quote from one of Bryan's letters about his hero, Thomas Jefferson.

"Jefferson trusted the people and believed that they were the source of power and authority," (Bryan) wrote to an admirer. "Jefferson's motto of equal rights to all and privileges to none is the fundamental law that governs legislation and the administration of government."

Something to think about, especially in light of Knox County's current term limits fiasco.


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