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Quote from Tench Coxe,

"As our president bears no resemblance to a king so we shall see the Senate has no similitude to nobles. First, not being hereditary, their collective knowledge, wisdom, and virtue are not precarious. For by these qualities alone are they to obtain their offices, and they will have none of the peculiar qualities and vices of those men who possess power merely because their father held it before them."


Tench Coxe (more quotes by Tench Coxe or books by/about Tench Coxe)

(1755-1824) American political economist


An American Citizen, No.2, September 28, 1787


Founder, President, Knowledge, Wisdom, Virtue, Honor


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