A Rational Animal
|"We believed . . . that man was a rational animal, endowed by nature
with rights, and with an innate sense of justice; and that he could
be restrained from wrong and protected in right, by moderate powers,
confided to persons of his own choice, and held to their duties by
dependence on his own will."
|Thomas Jefferson, Letter
to Judge William Johnson, Monticello, June 12, 1823