A little rebellion...(Quotation)

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"I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical." - Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, Paris, 30 January 1787[1]


  1. PTJ 11:93. Letterpress copy at the Library of Congress: http://memory.loc.gov/master/mss/mtj/mtj1/006/1100/1111.jpg. A transcription of this letter from Ford is available at http://oll.libertyfund.org/Home3/HTML.php?recordID=0054.05#hd_lf054-05_head_055.