Thursday, July 12, 2012

Where In the Process Are We Now?

Of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people, commencing demagogues and ending tyrants.
. . . Alexander Hamilton
Federalist No. 1

There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.
. . . James Madison
Speech to the Virginia Ratifying Convention

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