503px-Thomas_Jefferson_by_Rembrandt_Peale,_1800“The great danger in republics is that the majority will not respect the rights of minority. All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will, to be rightful, must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal laws must protect, and to violate which would be oppression.”
– Thomas Jefferson

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