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Quote 152by Anonymous on 18/12/2010

If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
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    Quote 1494by Anonymous on 13/01/2011

    I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on the objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.
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      Quote 3159by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

      If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
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        Quote 3746by Anonymous on 09/02/2011

        The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home.
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          Quote 4096by Anonymous on 14/02/2011

          You give me a credit to which I have no claim in calling me 'the writer of the Constitution of the United States.' This was not, like the fabled Goddess of Wisdom, the offspring of a single brain. It ought to be regarded as the work of many heads and many hands.
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            Quote 4389by Anonymous on 20/02/2011

            A popular Government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives.
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              Quote 8410by Anonymous on 10/05/2012

              I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.
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                Quote 8433by Anonymous on 12/05/2012

                An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
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                  Quote 11255by Anonymous on 05/12/2012

                  Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
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