their spells dissolve, and the people, recovering their true sight,
restore their government to its true principles. It is true that in the
meantime we are suffering deeply in spirit, and incurring the horrors of a
war and long oppressions of enormous public debt...If the game runs
sometimes against us at home we must have patience till luck turns, and
then we shall have an opportunity of winning back the principles we have
lost, for this is a game where principles are at stake."
--Thomas Jefferson, 1798