"It has been frequently remarked, that it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to decide the important question, whether societies of men are really capable or not, of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend, for their political constitutions, on accident and force. "
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Alexander Hamilton
(1757-1804) American statesman, Secretary of the Treasury
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The Federalist Papers No. 1
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