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Famous Quote from James Monroe,

"It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt,
when they degenerate into a populace,
that they are incapable of exercising their sovereignty.
Usurpation is then an easy attainment, and an usurper soon found.
The people themselves become the willing instruments of their own debasement and ruin."


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

(1758-1831), 5th US President


First Inaugural Address, 1817


Corruption, Ignorance, President, Sovereignty, Tyranny, Usurpation, Ignorance


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