"And say, finally, whether peace is best preserved by giving energy to the government, or information to the people. This last is the most certain, and the most legitimate engine of government. Educate and inform the whole mass of the people. Enable them to see that it is their interest to preserve peace and order, and they will preserve them…. They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty."
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Quote of the Day - Jefferson
Today I encountered this wonderful quote from former President Thomas Jefferson in regards to the importance of knowledge and education within the functional framework of the United States system and indeed to any non-authoritarian system. This was part of a letter from Jefferson to James Madison in 1787. Aside from being generally relevant, I find it particularly interesting now given my current career path.