Thomas Jefferson on Finding the Meaning of the Constitution

Today, you have all kinds of original sources just a mouse-click away. You can read the ratification debates. You have the Federalist Papers in support of the Constitution. You have essays written by opponents. With just a little effort, you can get a very clear understanding of the Constitution – right from the source.

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Thomas Jefferson on “Voting the Bums Out”

TAC memberships help us produce more educational tools like this. Members can download this video and get the full transcript at this link. Effective strategy is essential when it comes to the Constitution. Thomas Jefferson had some important advice on what to do about politicians giving us bad policy – and politicians who “assume undelegated powers…”

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Thomas Jefferson on the Military Draft: “The last of all oppressions”

Sometimes it comes down to the question of what is more important, the rights of individuals or the existence of the nation state? In this case, in the face of serious difficulties faced by the colonists in their war against the British Empire, Jefferson came down on the side of individual liberty.

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