Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others? Thomas Jefferson, First Innaugural Address, March 4, 1801. By: Redactor H. L. Mencken Rose Wilder Lane Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website − two = Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.