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The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground
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"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground"

- Thomas Jefferson

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This quote by Thomas Jefferson speaks with the concept that, gradually, the power of government tends to increase while the flexibility of individuals tends to reduce. This is a natural development, according to Jefferson, and is something that ought to be anticipated. He is recommending that, without conscious effort to the contrary, federal government will end up being more powerful and people will become less complimentary. This is a cautioning to citizens to be watchful in protecting their liberties, as it is simple for federal government to pick up speed if people are not actively working to safeguard their freedoms. Jefferson is likewise recommending that federal government needs to be restricted in its power, as it is natural for it to grow and trespass on the rights of individuals.

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Thomas Jefferson This quote is written / told by Thomas Jefferson between April 13, 1743 and July 4, 1826. He was a famous President from USA. The author also have 143 other quotes.

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