Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Thomas Jefferson (17431826)
I wish it were possible to obtain a single amendment to our constitution. I would be willing to depend on that alone for the reduction of the administration of our government to the genuine principles of its constitution; I mean an additional article, taking from the federal government the power of borrowing.
Vice President THOMAS JEFFERSON, letter to John Taylor, November 26, 1798.The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, ed. Paul L. Ford, vol. 7, p. 310 (1896).