A free people [claim] their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.

–Thomas Jefferson, Rights of British America, 1774

It has long, however, been my opinion, and I have never shrunk from its expression … that the germ of dissolution of our federal government is in the constitution of the federal Judiciary; … working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing its noiseless step like a thief, over the field of jurisdiction, until all shall be usurped.

–Thomas Jefferson, letter to Charles Hammond, August 18, 1821

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