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June 02, 2005

T. Jefferson on the Rejection of the EU Constitution

The recent rejection of the proposed EU constitution by the Dutch and French as well as the shelving of the referendum by the UK brings to mind something Jefferson wrote in 1787 about the European ruling class. Thomas Jefferson's observation is as valid today as it was over 200 years ago.

"...the good sense of the people will always be found to be the best army.…European gov’ts have divided their nations into wolves and sheep. …Cherish, therefore, the spirit of our people, and keep alive their attention. …If once they become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and congress and Assemblies, Judges and governors, shall all become wolves."
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