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" All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. The general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted... "
The Life of Thomas Jefferson: Author of the Declaration of Independence, and ... - Página 257
por William Linn - 1834 - 267 páginas
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Thomas Jefferson and Executive Power

Jeremy D. Bailey - 2007
...palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of God." This more radical interpretation of the purpose of the Declaration corresponds with the more modest...
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The Assault on Reason

Albert Gore - 2007 - 308 páginas
...palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately by the grace of God. 46 It is important to note that what Jefferson warned against was not faith itself — nor even organized...
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Presidential Diversions: Presidents at Play from George Washington to George ...

Paul F. Boller - 2007 - 419 páginas
...palpable truth that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of God." Less than two weeks later, on July 4, he was dead. John Adams had died a little earlier that day.24...
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The Agnostic Inquirer: Revelation from a Philosophical Standpoint

Sandra Menssen, Thomas D. Sullivan - 2007 - 331 páginas
...palpable truth that the mass of mankind has not been born, with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of god.59 No, indeed, the mass of humankind has not been born with saddles. But neither has the mass of...
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Bonds of Affection: Civic Charity and the Making of America--Winthrop ...

Matthew S. Holland - 2007 - 336 páginas
...palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of God.28 For Jefferson, reason (the "light of science") working in tandem with a universal moral sense...
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Babies by Design: The Ethics of Genetic Choice

Ronald M. Green - 2007 - 279 páginas
...Jefferson's summation: "The mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of God."6 But what happens if growing genetic differences split the human race into one or more very different...
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Reagan's Disciple: George W. Bush's Troubled Quest for a Presidential Legacy

Lou Cannon, Carl M. Cannon - 2007 - 336 páginas
...penned, was "that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of God." Colin Powell, who did know war, cautioned Bush in August 2002 about the perils of invading Iraq and...
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All Honor to Jefferson?: The Virginia Slavery Debates and the Positive Good ...

Erik S. Root - 2008 - 255 páginas
...palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of God." It also contradicts Algernon Sydney's famous statement similar to Jefferson's: Man therefore must be...
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American Government: Balancing Democracy and Rights

Marc Karnis Landy, Marc Landy, Sidney M. Milkis - 2008 - 825 páginas
..."palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately by the grace of God." Jefferson died on July 4, 1826, the fiftieth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, just a...
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Founding Faith: Providence, Politics, and the Birth of Religious Freedom in ...

Steven Waldman - 2008 - 304 páginas
...palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been bom with saddles on thcir backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of Cod,"" This seems to be a reference both to divine-right-based monarchical tyranny in general and to...
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