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Quote from James Wilson,

"Liberty and happiness have a powerful enemy on each hand;
on the one hand tyranny, on the other licentiousness [anarchy].
To guard against the latter, it is necessary
to give the proper powers to government;
and to guard against the former, it is necessary that
those powers should be properly distributed."


James Wilson (more quotes by James Wilson or books by/about James Wilson)

(1742-1798) Member of Continental Congress, signed Declaration of Independence; U.S. Supreme Court Justice and delegate from Pennsylvania


The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution, 15 vols, Pub By, State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1984, 2:403


Anarchy, Constitution, Freedom, Government, Liberty, Power, Restraint, Safety, Security, Tyranny, Welfare


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