"If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself."
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James Madison
(1751-1836), Father of the Constitution for the USA, 4th US President
Source:
Federalist No. 51, February 8, 1788
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Any government that controls the governed is antithetical to a We The People's representative republic.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    L. Neal Smith said, correctly, that government is a disease masquerading as it's own cure.
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     -- Bryan, Hopkins, MN      
     
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