Again you base an argument on a dubious quote that can't be substantiated and seems to be blatantly false. Upon a search of your quote their are but three sources of which one is this post I am responding to. Another is a religious source with an unclaimed source. And then there is the Family Guardian which uses as their source as a letter written to Samuel Adams Wells in 1819, The Lipscomb-Bergh Memorial edition, The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 15, Page 200. That turned out to be the letter written on May 12, 1819. Nowhere in that letter, much less page 200 are there any such words as you are quoting. Also, this is the only letter written to Well in the year 1819. I would caution using anything from Family Guardian without a lot of cross referencing as many in jail have discovered the hard way. Funny that you should choose an opinion of those mystical beings based on Amendment 14 which was passed by Congress some 4 decades after Jefferson's demise. Should of had him rolling over in his grave, laughing uncontrollably over the fate of the suckers being Amendment 14 is the antithesis of the Declaration of Independence. But just where was the unalienable right of liberty established when those words were followed by: The proposition of slavery so long as we have the right when we can't suffer any longer to choose new masters. Never has the most beautiful of words been so closely followed by the ugliest words in the English language. And I would dare say Franklin knew much more than that.