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Quote from Fisher Ames,

"...[O]ur sages in the great [constitutional] convention...
intended our government should be a republic
which differs more widely from a democracy
than a democracy from a despotism.
The rigours of a despotism often... oppress only a few,
but it is the very essence and nature of a democracy,
for a faction claiming to oppress a minority, and
that minority the chief owners of the property
and truest lovers of their country."


Fisher Ames (more quotes by Fisher Ames or books by/about Fisher Ames)

(1758-1808), American statesman, orator and political writer




Constitution, Democracy, Despotism, Property, Republic, Tyranny


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