"The people of the U.S. owe their Independence & their liberty, to the wisdom of descrying in the minute tax of 3 pence on tea, the magnitude of the evil comprised in the precedent. Let them exert the same wisdom, in watching against every evil lurking under plausible disguises, and growing up from small beginnings."
(1751-1836), Father of the Constitution for the USA, 4th US President
James Madison's 'Detached Memoranda,' ca. 1817 W. & M. Q., 3d ser., 3:554--60 1946
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