Impressed on the sense of every man …


…[O]ur, right to life, liberty, the use of our faculties, the pursuit of happiness, is not left to the feeble and sophistical investigations of reason, but is impress on the sense of every man. We do not claim these under the charter of kings, or legislators, but under the King of kings….

Source: Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson letter to John Manners, June 12, 1817. See also Mark A. Beliles, ed., The Selected Religious Letters and Papers of Thomas Jefferson

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