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" I shall correct the procedure ; but that done, return with joy to that state of things, when the only questions concerning a candidate shall be, is he honest ? Is he capable ? Is he faithful to the Constitution ? I tender you the homage of my high respect. "
New Outlook - Page 474
1901
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The Jefferson Image in the American Mind

Merrill D. Peterson - 1998 - 548 pages
...in his answer to the New Haven Remonstrance: "the only question concerning a candidate shall be— Is he honest? Is he capable? Is he faithful to the Constitution?" A clear test of party fidelity to Jeffersonian principle appeared to present itself in the shape of...
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Light and Liberty: Reflections on the Pursuit of Happiness

Thomas Jefferson - 2004 - 176 pages
...on. Return with joy to that state of things, when the only questions concerning a candidate shall be, is he honest? Is he capable? Is he faithful to the Constitution? Every honest man will suppose honest acts to flow from honest principles, and the rogues may rail without...
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Unto a Good Land: A History of the American People, Volume 1: To 1900

David Edwin Harrell Jr., Edwin S. Gaustad, John B. Boles, Sally Foreman Griffith - 2005 - 843 pages
...forward to the day when he could ask regarding potential candidates for office only three questions: "Is he honest? Is he capable? Is he faithful to the Constitution?" The despised Alien and Sedition Acts of the previous administration had been written to expire in 1801...
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Infamous Scribblers: The Founding Fathers and the Rowdy Beginnings of ...

Eric Burns - 2007 - 480 pages
...until you return to that state of things, when the only questions concerning a candidate shall be, is he honest, is he capable, is he faithful to the constitution? and while you are lessening private distress by extending your correctives to anti-revolutionary adherence...
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