Thomas Jefferson

A quote from Thomas Jefferson

The evidence of this natural right [of expatriation], like that of our 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 impressed on the sense of every man. We do not claim these under the charters of kings or legislators, but under the King of Kings.

— Letter to John Manners on the right to move freely [1817]

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