"To govern according to the sense and agreement
of the interests of the people is
a great and glorious object of governance.
This object cannot be obtained but through
the medium of popular election,
and popular election is a mighty evil."
by:
Edmund Burke
(1729-1797) Irish-born British statesman, parliamentary orator, and political thinker
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 -- dragonswizardz      
 -- Marilyn Cupasan, Philippines      
Delegacy and deputation at natural law, representing an individual sovereign's inalienable rights in a limited body politic of servants is a great and glorious object of liberty.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Burke fails to mention "which peoples' interest." Banking people, corporate people, etc..
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
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    It's a conundrum. That is why the objects of election must respect the boundaries of inherent rights of the individual.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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