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Old 03-07-2013, 10:01 AM   #18

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Originally Posted by Rohirrim View Post
I'd love to stick around and beat you like a drum,
There could be a first time for everything I guess.

I agree with you that there is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents... The natural aristocracy I consider as the most precious gift of nature, for the instruction, the trusts, and government of society... Every one, by his property, or by his satisfactory situation, is interested in the support of law and order. And such men may safely and advantageously reserve to themselves a wholesome control over their public affairs, and a degree of freedom, which, in the hands of the canaille [the masses] of the cities of Europe, would be instantly perverted to the demolition and destruction of everything public and private.
-Thomas Jefferson ---As Constitutional as Separation of Church and State---
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