Thomas Jefferson

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Person.png Thomas Jefferson   NNDB SpartacusRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(politician, businessman)
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Born13 April 1743
Died4 July 1826 (Age 83)
Founder ofUniversity of Virginia

Employment.png US President

In office
March 4, 1801 - March 4, 1809
Succeeded byJames Madison

Thomas Jefferson' was the 3rd US President.

Judicial Despotism

“To consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions [is] a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy. Our judges are as honest as other men and not more so. They have with others the same passions for party, for power, and the privilege of their corps. Their maxim is boni judicis est ampliare jurisdictionem [good justice is broad jurisdiction], and their power the more dangerous as they are in office for life and not responsible, as the other functionaries are, to the elective control. The Constitution has erected no such single tribunal, knowing that to whatever hands confided, with the corruptions of time and party, its members would become despots. It has more wisely made all the departments co-equal and co-sovereign within themselves.”
Thomas Jefferson (1820)  [1]


A Quote by Thomas Jefferson

Document:The Occult Technology of Power“We are undone, my dear sir, if legislation is still permitted which makes our money, much or little, real or imaginary, as the moneyed interests shall choose to make it.”
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