Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Another Thomas Jefferson-derived reason this blog might have been called "p3"

"The most effectual means of preventing the perversion of power into tyranny are to illuminate, as far as practicable, the minds of the people at large, and more especially to give them knowledge of those facts which history exhibits, that possessed thereby of the experience of other ages and countries, they may be enabled to know ambition under all its shapes, and prompt to exert their natural powers to defeat its purposes."

Thomas Jefferson: Diffusion
of Knowledge Bill, 1779

[via Digby.]

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