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Free Citizen

This writer espouses individual liberty, free markets, and limited government.

Location: Jackson, Mississippi, United States

Friday, January 11, 2008

War Versus Trade

"War is not the best engine for us to resort to; nature has given
us one in our commerce, which if properly managed, will be a
better instrument for obliging the interested nations of Europe
to treat us with justice."

-- Thomas Jefferson (letter to Thomas Pinckney, 29 May 1797)

Reference: The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Ford, editor, vol. 8


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