Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Destutt de Tracy

our right may be doubted of mortgaging posterity for the expenses of a war in which they will have a right to say their interests were not concerned. it is incumbent on every generation to pay it’s own debts as it goes. a principle which, if acted on, would save one half the wars of the world.

PoC (DLC).
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
Destutt de Tracy
Date Range
Date
December 26, 1820
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
Quote Category