April 15, 2008

Experience hath shewn…

“That even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.”

To celebrate the Author of this cautionary Sentiment, Mr. Thomas Jefferson of Virginia,  who expressed it his Preamble to a Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge, certain Youths did gather in his Monument near the Capitol, on the eve of his birth-day, to briefly and silently dance in his honor.

Contrary to their Duty , and the Maxims on its Walls,  the Watch of his Memorial did most vulgarly accost them, and themselves disturbing the Peace, did impudently arrest one, which seems a great Scandal. vide:


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