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  • 7 years ago

Eric Petersen's study of Thomas Jefferson displays the relationship between an educated population and liberty. Jefferson knew when power becomes concentrated, it attracts roguish people and rogues like control. Only an educated and involved people hold the balance to the abuse of office and power. Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. As Edward R. Murrow observed, 'A nation of sheep begets a government of wolves.' The Texas board of Education recently removed Jefferson from school textbooks devoted to great political thinkers of world history. Listen and learn a little more about our third President, who he was, and why he seems dangerous to some people today.