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Quote from Elbridge Gerry,

The evils we experience flow from the excess of democracy. The people do not want virtue, but are the dupes of pretended patriots.


Elbridge Gerry (more quotes by Elbridge Gerry or books by/about Elbridge Gerry)

(1744-1814) of Massachusetts, Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Member of the Constitutional Convention


Speech in the Constitutional Convention, 1787


Democracy, Hypocrisy, Patriotism, Virtue


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