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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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The Wisdom of Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson - History - 2003 - 251 pages
...fact triable by the laws of the land, and not by the laws of nations. December 20,1787 (MCMII, 274) 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. December...
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CONTEMPORARY DEBATES IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

ALKA DHAMEJA - Political Science - 2003 - 396 pages
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The Genuine Article: A Historian Looks at Early America

Edmund Sears Morgan, Professor Edmund S Morgan - History - 2004 - 315 pages
...new government, instead of merely revising the Articles of Confederation. To Madison he confessed, "I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive." The new one promised to turn oppressive quickly, he thought, because it lacked a bill...
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Jefferson and Education

Jennings L. Wagoner - History - 2004 - 168 pages
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Laboratory of Justice: The Supreme Court's 200-Year Struggle to Integrate ...

David L. Faigman - History - 2004 - 417 pages
...philosophy, firmly believing that power inevitably threatened liberty. Jefferson wrote to Madison, "I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive."49 Still, being in Paris, Jefferson well appreciated that a disunited America led to disrespect...
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Into the Rabbit Hole

Michael David Warren - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2005 - 408 pages
...our rights that we resort to government at all." — Thomas Jefferson to Francois D'lvernois, 1795 "I own I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive." — Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 12/20/1787 "We're dealing with the oldest political...
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Young Patriots: The Remarkable Story of Two Men, Their Impossible Plan, and ...

Charles A. Cerami - History - 2005 - 354 pages
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Capitol Rape

Jim Kadlecek - Fiction - 2005 - 292 pages
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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Containing His Autobiography, Notes on ...

Thomas Jefferson - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 484 pages
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The Essential Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson, Jean M. Yarbrough - Presidents - 1963 - 328 pages
...judgment has been formed on all these points after having heard everything 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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