The Jefferson Memorial in Washington
"The principles on which we engaged, of which the charter of our
independence is the record, were sanctioned by the laws of our being, and
we but obeyed them in pursuing undeviatingly the course they
called for. It issued finally in that inestimable state of freedom which
alone can ensure to man the enjoyment of his
equal rights." --Thomas Jefferson to Georgetown Republicans, 1809.
"Under the law of nature, all men are born free, every one comes into the
world with a right to his own person, which includes the liberty of moving
and using it at his own will. This is what is called personal liberty, and
is given him by the Author of nature, because necessary for his own
sustenance." --Thomas Jefferson: Legal Argument, 1770.