Tuesday, April 24, 2012

. . . and Things Have Only Gone Down Hill Since Then

If, then, the control of the people over the organs of their government be the measure of its republicanism, and I confess I know no other measure, it must be agreed that our governments have much less of republicanism than ought to have been expected; in other words, that the people have less regular control over their agents, than their rights and their interests require.
. . . Thomas Jefferson
Letter to John Taylor

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