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    ...there is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents... There is also an artificial aristocracy, founded on wealth and birth, without either virtue or talents; for with these it would belong to the first class. The natural aristocracy I consider as the most precious gift of nature... ∞ Thomas Jefferson

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"A justice, chosen by themselves, in each, a constable, a military company, a patrol, a school, the care of their own poor, their own portion of the public roads, the choice of one or more jurors to serve in some court, and the delivery, within their own wards..." -- Thomas Jefferson, letter to Sam Kercheval, July 12, 1816, [two of three]

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"It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness." Thomas Jefferson

“Too old to plant trees for my own gratification, I shall do it for my posterity.” -- Thomas Jefferson

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual. - Thomas Jefferson

1.) In 1803 Thomas Jefferson sent Lewis and Clark on an expedition to expand west. This was to explore new land of the Lousiana Purchase

Thomas Jefferson - a true Renaissance man, he wrote our Declaration of Independence and Constitution, was an early American diplomat to France, became our 3rd President, was a self-taught botanist, architect and scientist, and he sent the Lewis and Clark Expedition to explore what lay to the west of the Mississippi river. A remarkable man.