Thomas Jefferson - a true Renaissance man, he wrote our Declaration of Independence and Constitution, was an early American diplomat to France, became our 3rd President, was a self-taught botanist, architect and scientist, and he sent the Lewis and Clark Expedition to explore what lay to the west of the Mississippi river. A remarkable man.
Most have gotten so comfortable in day to day living that they have forgotten what it took to get us where we are today. The government has gotten out of control, with the power they wield and we the people are on the verge of becoming slaves. Ron Leighman
FAKE. It appears in none of Jefferson's works. The earliest known appearance in print: 1914, earliest known appearance in print, attributed to Thomas Jefferson: 1994. http://www.monticello.org/site/jefferson/when-government-fears-people-there-libertyquotation