Until the bitter end, citizens should remain diligent in their opposition to egregious acts through political action. Rather than a tactic of last resort, Locke’s appeal to heaven was a warning sign.
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The “wall of separation” Jefferson proposed clearly intended to prevent government from intervening in religion, not to disbar religious influence in government. He did not aspire to eliminate religious practices or religious principles, he aimed to encourage them.
Refusing to go past the line of defense prescribed by Congress, Jefferson fostered an encouraging early example for how the executive was to carry out foreign policy. The discipline maintained by Jefferson during this ordeal undoubtedly exemplified the plausibility of an executive much unlike all hereditary monarchs in the world at the time.
Jefferson cited the Tenth Amendment as the “foundation” of the Constitution in opposing the bank. Jefferson said this despite Feldman’s claim that Jefferson wanted the document to sunset anyway. This, of course, would have made his entire argument irrelevant and unintelligible.