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" If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this Union or to change its republican form, let them stand undisturbed as monuments of the safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it. "
United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ... and Rules ... - Page 136
by United States. Supreme Court - 1944
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The Supreme Court in American Society: Equal Justice Under Law

Kermit L. Hall - Law - 2001 - 788 pages
...society." gi Throwing down the challenge that is still to he tested, Jefferson ohserved: "If there he any among us who would wish to dissolve this Union or to change its repuhlican form, let them stand undisturhed as monuments of the safety with which error of opinion...
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Sourcebook and Index: Documents that Shaped the American Nation

Juvenile Nonfiction - 2002 - 342 pages
...different names brethren of the same principle. We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists. If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this...some honest men fear that a republican government can not be strong, that this Government is not strong enough; but would the honest patriot, in the...
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Freedom of Expression

James J. Magee - History - 2002 - 328 pages
...free speech in an aspiring democracy. He said: "We are all republicans — we are all federalists. If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this...opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it."2 The idea of a loyal opposition was realized. The peaceful transfer of political authority...
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Jefferson's America, 1760-1815

Norman K. Risjord - History - 2002 - 439 pages
...were in agreement on fundamental principles. "We are all Republicans — we are all Federalists. If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this...opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it." Amidst his reassurances Jefferson could not resist a gentle gibe at the Federalist Sedition...
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Secession, State, and Liberty

David Gordon - Business & Economics - 344 pages
...himself announced in his first inaugural address that "if there be any among us who wish to dissolve the Union or to change its republican form, let them stand...opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it."25 Jefferson was the co-author (with James Madison) of the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions...
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Thomas Jefferson: A Chronology of His Thoughts

Thomas Jefferson, Jerry Holmes - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 333 pages
...equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression. First Inaugural Address, Mar. 4, 1801 If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this...republican form, let them stand undisturbed as monuments to the safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it....
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Nullification and Secession in the United States: A History of the Six ...

Edward Payson Powell - History - 1897 - 461 pages
..." We are," he said, in his inaugural, " all Republicans, and we are all Federals. I know that some fear that a republican government cannot be strong — that this government is not strong enough. I believe this on the contrary the strongest government on earth. I believe it the only one where every...
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Thomas Jefferson

R. B. Bernstein - History - 2003 - 288 pages
...different names brethren of the same principle. We are all republicans, we are all federalists. If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this...some honest men fear that a republican government can not be strong, that this government is not strong enough; but would the honest patriot, in the...
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The Wisdom of Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson - History - 2003 - 251 pages
...different names brethren of the same principle. We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists. If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this...some honest men fear that a republican government can not be strong, that this Government is not strong enough; but would the honest patriot, in the...
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What Kind of Nation: Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, and the Epic Struggle ...

James F. Simon - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 352 pages
...evidence as he accepted harsh political dissent as both the price and strength of a vibrant democracy. "If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this...opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it." And he applauded Americans, prematurely, for having the conviction to eliminate all...
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