A Little Sunday TJ

 Posted on August 17, 2008 in Uncategorized

"It [is] more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law, than that he should escape." –Thomas Jefferson to William Carmichael, 1788.

"It [is] more a duty [of the Attorney General] to save an innocent than to convict a guilty man." –Thomas Jefferson: Biographical Sketch of Peyton Randolph.

"No nation however powerful, any more than an individual, can be unjustwith impunity. Sooner or later, public opinion, an instrument merelymoral in the beginning, will find occasion physically to inflict itssentences on the unjust... The lesson is useful to the weak as well asthe strong." –Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 1804.

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