Extract from Thomas Jefferson to William C. Jarvis
|Monticello Sept. 28. 20.|
I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society, but the people themselves: and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their controul with a wholsome discretion, the remedy is, not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. this is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.
September 28, 1820