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" Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God, if ever he had a chosen people, whose breasts he has made his peculiar deposit for substantial and genuine virtue. "
Sketches of the Life, Writings, and Opinions of Thomas Jefferson: With ... - Σελίδα 142
των B. L. Rayner - 1832 - 556 σελίδες
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Classics of American Political and Constitutional Thought: Origins through ...

Scott J. Hammond, Kevin R. Hardwick, Howard Leslie Lubert - 2007 - 1193 σελίδες
...from that to exercise manufactures and handicraft arts for the other? Those who labour in the earth are the chosen people of God, if ever he had a chosen...Corruption of morals in the mass of cultivators is a phaenomenon of which no age nor nation has furnished an example. It is the mark set on those, who not...
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American Wilderness: A New History

Michael Lewis - 2007 - 304 σελίδες
...State of Virginia that earned him the title of agrarian philosopher: "Those who labour in the earth are the chosen people of God, if ever he had a chosen...otherwise might escape from the face of the earth." About whom was Jefferson writing? What kind of agriculture and where? Jefferson believed that open...
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The Political Philosophy of Benjamin Franklin

Lorraine Smith Pangle - 2007 - 277 σελίδες
...to the old theme of the sturdy yeoman farmer. According to Jefferson, Those who labour in the earth are the chosen people of God, if ever he had a chosen...peculiar deposit for substantial and genuine virtue. . . . Corruption of morals in the mass of cultivators is a phaenomenon of which no age nor nation has...
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All in the Family: The Private Roots of American Public Policy

Patricia Strach - 2007 - 245 σελίδες
...means of promoting true democracy. Jefferson paints farmers as superior: "those who labour in the earth are the chosen people of God, if ever he had a chosen...peculiar deposit for substantial and genuine virtue." 10 Jefferson contrasts the virtue of rural life for promoting a democratic society with the cancer...
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The Founders on Citizenship and Immigration: Principles and Challenges in ...

Edward J. Erler, Thomas G. West, John A. Marini - 2007 - 171 σελίδες
...Lincoln, Roy P. Easier, ed. (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1953), 1:112. labour in the earth are the chosen people of God, if ever he had a chosen...peculiar deposit for substantial and genuine virtue." Most of all, farmers are independent, not even "looking up to heaven" but relying on "their own soil...
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Vale of Humility: Plain Folk in Contemporary North Carolina Fiction

George Hovis - 2007 - 325 σελίδες
...deism leads him to wax rhapsodic on this latter point. "Those who labour in the earth," he maintains, "are the chosen people of God, if ever he had a chosen...made his peculiar deposit for substantial and genuine virtue."62 In Letters from an American Farmer (1782), J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur based his promotion...
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God's Judgments: Interpreting History and the Christian Faith

Steven J. Keillor - 2007 - 223 σελίδες
..."The Philosophy Jefferson hoped for an agrarian, Unitarian republic. "Those who labour in the earth are the chosen people of God, if ever he had a chosen people," he claimed. Western small farmers were his ideal citizens, and Unitarians were to become the religious...
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Cultus Americanus: Varieties of the Liberal Tradition in American Political ...

Brent Gilchrist - 2006 - 305 σελίδες
...expected to be fulfilled, since America's farmers were perceived as "the chosen people of God, . . . whose breasts he has made his peculiar deposit for substantial and genuine virtue." These yeomen breasts were God's repository of the last, best hope of earthly salvation. In them, "he...
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Homeland Mythology: Biblical Narratives in American Culture

Christopher Collins - 2010
...farmers bounty and their own dishonest wits. "Those who labor in the earth," wrote Jefferson in 1785, "are the chosen people of God, if ever he had a chosen people." Corruption has never been associated with "cultivators," he asserts. Then, using another biblical allusion,...
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Enlightened Republicanism: A Study of Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia

David Tucker - 2008 - 159 σελίδες
...handicraft arts for the other?" Jefferson did not hesitate to answer. Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God, if ever he had a chosen...genuine virtue. It is the focus in which he keeps alive the sacred fire, which otherwise might escape from the face of the earth. Corruption of morals in the...
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