Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The Jeffersonian Cyclopedia, 1900 - 4538. LAWS OF NATURE, Opposition to. -- JCE4538.

"It is not only vain, but wicked, in a legislator to frame laws in opposition to the laws of nature, and to arm them with the terrors of death. This is truly creating crimes in order to punish them."

- Thomas Jefferson, Note on Crimes Bill. Washington ed. i, 159. Ford ed., ii, 218. (1779).


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