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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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A Survey of American History: Source Extracts, Volume 1

Howard Walter Caldwell - United States - 1906 - 255 pages
...establishment of the manifold good things in this constitution, and of getting rid of the bad. ... 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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Master Thoughts of Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson - 1907 - 196 pages
...and will establish in the fullness of time those things not yet ripe for establishment. So be it. • 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. The late...
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American Patriots and Statesmen, from Washington to Lincoln: Patriotism of ...

Albert Bushnell Hart - United States - 1916
...trials, if the present one should fail. We are never permitted to despair of the commonwealth. . . . 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. The late...
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I.C.C. Practitioners' Journal, Volume 22, Issue 7

Carriers - 1955
...might still be alive. Those of us who fear regimentation love to read Jefferson's words, "I own that 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." As one...
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ..., Volume 367

United States. Supreme Court, John Chandler Bancroft Davis, Henry Putzel, Henry C. Lind, Frank D. Wagner - Law reports, digests, etc - 1961
...dissenting. but education and enlightenment of the masses. Jefferson wrote to Madison on December 20, 1787: ' "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. The late...
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President Nixon's Executive Order 11605 Relating to the Subversive ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Separation of Powers - Civil rights - 1971 - 327 pages
...but education and enlightenment of the masses. Jefferson wrote to Madison on December 20, 1787 : 7 "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. The late...
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Ronald Reagan, Book 1

United States. President (1981-1989 : Reagan), United States. President (1981-1989 : Reagan). - Presidents - 1984
...oppression. No one would understand better the danger of unchecked government power than those men. "I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive," Jefferson said. I remember quoting a few of these warnings long after I had left radio...
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Origins of Legislative Sovereignty and the Legislative State

A. London Fell - Political Science - 1983 - 459 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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Dreiser: Sister Carrie; Jennie Gerhardt; Twelve Men

Theodore Dreiser - Fiction - 1987 - 1168 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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The Hamilton-Madison-Jefferson Triangle

Morton J. Frisch - Constitutional history - 1992 - 39 pages
...former." 11 Pursuing that same line of thought, Jefferson wrote to James Madison the following year: "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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