THIS TETCHY QUOTE didn’t quite make it into the US Declaration of Independence. Fortunately, someone rescued it from the cutting room floor so that we can remember how strong the pressure from warmongers is to keep up hostilies. Ironically, Jefferson died on 4th July – US Independence Day. In April, we remember the anti-nuclear weapons Aldermaston march: our “Thoughts” this month will concentrate on aspects of peace.
“Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.”
Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826, Founding Father and third President of the United States of America, author of the Declaration of Independence