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" The late rebellion in Massachusetts has given more alarm, than I think it should have done. Calculate that one rebellion in... "
Inquiry into the origin and course of Political Parties - Page 41
by Martin Van Buren - 1867
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Jefferson and Madison: Three Conversations from the Founding

Lance Banning - Biography & Autobiography - 1995 - 241 pages
...judgment has been formed on all these points after having heard every thing which could be urged on them. I own I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive. The late rebellion in Massachusetts has given more alarm than I think it should have done....
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Sworn on the Altar of God: A Religious Biography of Thomas Jefferson

Edwin S. Gaustad, Gaustad, Edwin Scott Gaustad - Biography & Autobiography - 1996 - 246 pages
...rendered, as Jefferson told John Adams, "a bad edition of a Polish king." Jefferson also confessed, "I own I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive." His first and most basic objection, however, was to "the omission of a bill of rights...
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Thomas Jefferson: America's Philosopher-King

Max Lerner - Biography & Autobiography - 1996 - 147 pages
...whole stress of The Federalist authors upon energetic government: "I own," he wrote Madison, "that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive." Madison had the advantage of being in the thick of things, with a radar that could catch...
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Anthology of American Literature, Volume 1

George L. McMichael, Frederick C. Crews - American literature - 1997 - 2332 pages
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The Gift of Stern Angels

Michael Moriarity - Law & order (Television program) - 1997 - 295 pages
...nation's spirit. Such a compromise fits into the needs of our governors quite nicely. Thomas Jefferson: "I own I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive. It places the governors indeed more at their ease, at the expense of the people. " Just...
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Reason and Republicanism: Thomas Jefferson's Legacy of Liberty

Gary L. McDowell, Sharon L. Noble - Law - 1997 - 325 pages
...strict constructionist in expounding the Constitution.43 "I own," he told James Madison quite early on, "I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive."44 No one spoke with greater force in favor of what Locke called governance "by establish'd...
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America's Nine Greatest Presidents

Frank P. King - Political Science - 1997 - 228 pages
...about by Hamilton and his supporters. Jefferson wrote, somewhat foolishly, to Madison, in 1787, that "I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive."27 Jefferson meanwhile got things organized for another run for the presidency in 1800....
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American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson

Joseph J. Ellis - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 440 pages
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Documents of the Emerging Nation: U.S. Foreign Relations, 1775-1789

Mary A. Giunta, United States. National Historical Publications and Records Commission - Political Science - 1998 - 311 pages
...judgment has been formed on all these points after having heard every thing which could be urged on them. I own I am not a friend to a very energetic government. it is always oppressive, the late rebellion in Massachusets has given more alarm than I think it should have done,...
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International Encyclopedia of Public Policy and Administration Volume 1

Jay Shafritz - Political Science - 1998 - 664 pages
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