Quotation by Thomas Jefferson

Freedom of religion, freedom of the press, and freedom of person under the protection of habeas corpus, and trial by juries impartially selected. These principles form the bright constellation which has gone before us, and guided our steps through an age of revolution and reformation.
Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), U.S. president. Speech, March 4, 1801. First Inaugural Address, vol. 3, The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, ed. Andrew A. Lipscomb (1904).
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