This quote tells me that Jefferson knew they had not put enough checks and balances into the constitution in his day, he saw problems were backdoor politics caused problems. this could be the lobbyist, big corporations, banks, and special interest groups, these are the worms he talks about. this is the bailouts and government funding, the contributors to political campaigns that obligates crooked politicians to their campaign donors, this was never supposed to happen.
At the establishment of our constitutions, the judiciary bodies were supposed to be the most helpless and harmless members of the government. Experience, however, soon showed in what way they were to become the most dangerous; that the insufficiency of the means provided for their removal gave them a freehold and irresponsibility in office; that their decisions, seeming to concern individual suitors only, pass silent and unheeded by the public at large; that these decisions, nevertheless, become law by precedent, sapping, by little and little, the foundations of the constitution, and working its change by construction, before any one has perceived that invisible and helpless worm has been busily employed in consuming its substance. In truth, man is not made to be trusted for life, if secured against all liability to account.
Thomas Jefferson, letter to Monsieur A. Coray, Oct 31, 1823
Here is another quote with the remedy for the above problem, not working at this time.
Representatives are, “trustees and servants of the people, and at all times amenable to them”. Whenever government should be found inadequate or contrary to these purposes, the majority of the community hath an indubitable, unalienable and indefeasible right to reform (it). , in such a manner, as shall be the most conducive the public weal.
: George Mason
here is a quote that summarizes the problems of our criminal elite politicians.
“The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest.., “The will of the public majority should always prevail.” The general (federal) government will tend to monarchy, which will fortify itself from day to day, instead of working its own cure.” “What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time, it is the manner and spirit of the people which preserves a republic in vigor? Degeneracy in these is a canker, which soon eats the heart of its laws and constitution.
: Thomas Jefferson.
this explains the liberals in a nut shell.
Elections to office, which are great objects of ambitions, I look at with great terror.
“John Adams “
Would it not be better to simplify the system of taxation rather than to spread it over such a variety of subjects and pass through so many new hands! this is part of the problem with today’s liberal progressive way of thinking. the below quote is part of what our problem is. they waste our taxes and then add more to us. they are not even close to honest, and they are very oppressive.
A rigid economy of the public contributions and absolute interdiction of all useless expenses will go far towards keeping the government honest and UN-oppressive.
Thomas Jefferson, letter to Lafayette, 1823
this is what these criminal politicians want dependency and they claim what they do is for the people country, the opposite is true. which is they do for themselves to give themselves more power and control over the people. their ambition absolute power and control ; and that is tyranny by party dictators.
Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.
Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 19, 1787
is this not the press of our time, known as the media and social media.
During the course of administration, and in order to disturb it, the artillery of the press has been leveled against us, charged with whatsoever its licentiousness could devise or dare. These abuses of an institution so important to freedom and science are deeply to be regretted, inasmuch as they tend to lessen its usefulness and to sap its safety.
Thomas Jefferson, Second Inaugural Address, December 9, 1805
our government has made themselves the rulers of the people.
Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves, therefore, are its only safe depositories.
Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 14, 1781
This is what our tax systems does to us, it taxes us more than 2 time on everything we buy, property, consumer and sales tax, by calling them by different names, this was caused by the 16th amendment, that was put in play over time, and the truth about is ratification hidden over the years.
If the system be established on basis of Income, and his just proportion on that scale has been already drawn from every one, to step into the field of Consumption, and tax special articles in that, as broadcloth or homespun, wine or whiskey, a coach or a wagon, is doubly taxing the same article. For that portion of Income with which these articles are purchased, having already paid its tax as Income, to pay another tax on the thing it purchased, is paying twice for the same thing; it is an grievance on the citizens who use these articles in exoneration of those who do not, contrary to the most sacred of the duties of a government, to do equal and impartial justice to all its citizens.
Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 14, 1781
No truer statement has ever been made than this one, the machinery of our government has more parasites than a dog has fleas.
I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labors of the industrious.
Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Ludlow, September 6, 1824
this is the excuse the criminal elite politicians use to add more laws and take away more of our liberties, that is why they are constantly attacking the bill of rights, (our first 10 amendments). make no mistake they take care of no one, but themselves.
If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretense of taking care of them, they must become happy.
Thomas Jefferson, letter to Thomas Cooper, Nov 29, 1802
here is a quote that describes bailouts, substances.
The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.
Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Taylor, May 28, 1816
this was and is a description of the Obama administration.
No political truth is certainly of greater intrinsic value, or is stamped with the authority of more enlightened patrons of liberty than that on which the objection is founded. The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.
James Madison, Federalist No. 48, February 1, 1788
This is the democratic party and their use of racism, and patronizing of gays, Muslims , atheist, and illegals to keep their criminal elite selves in power, tyrannical control.
Of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number has begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people, commencing demagogues and ending tyrants.
Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 1, October 27, 1787
this quote shows the means in which the democratic party gets away with it underhanded tactics.
Be not intimidated… nor suffer yourselves to be wheedled out of your liberties by any pretense of politeness, delicacy, or decency. These, as they are often used, are but three different names for hypocrisy, chicanery and cowardice
~ John Adams
this is what we are trying to do by electing Trump, get rid of the parasites, viruses, alligators and piranhas. from the Washington swamp.
If ever the Time should come, when vain & aspiring Men shall possess the highest Seats in Government, our Country will stand in Need of its experienced Patriots to prevent its Ruin
~ Samuel Adams