Quotation by Thomas Jefferson

He is no more than the chief officer of the people, appointed by the laws, and circumscribed with definite powers, to assist in working the great machine of government erected for their use, and consequently subject to their superintendence.
Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), U.S. president. "A Summary View of the Rights of British America..." (1774). The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol.1, p. 121, ed. Julian P. Boyd, et al. (1950).
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