Thomas Jefferson on Political Disagreements

“Every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle.”

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  1. Patrick Lee says:


    That line is from Jefferson’s first inaugural address. It followed his election in 1800, a contest that dwarfed the Bush-Gore mess 200 years later.

    For more of Jefferson’s wisdom, see his BLOG at

    Several times each week, he posts briefly on a variety of topics. Recent posts include:
    – Speak up, friend. It will not hurt my feelings.
    – This is why I shouldn’t. (I’m going to do it anyway.)
    – What do you do better than anyone else?
    – Rebellion, liberty, blood & manure!
    – Luxury, drinking & whores! Oh my!

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