Just leave me alone

A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicity.
     -Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address.

Thomas Jefferson was one smart fella, in not just my opinion. In fact, President Kennedy put it best when speaking to a congregation of every then-living American Nobel Laureat:

“There has never been a greater concentration of intellectual power here at the White House since Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”
     -President John F. Kennedy
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