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"Wherever the real power in a Government lies, there is the danger of oppression.
In our Governments the real power lies in the majority of the community,
and the invasion of private rights is chiefly to be apprehended,
not from acts of Government contrary to the sense of its constituents,
but from acts in which the Government is the mere instrument of the
major number of the Constituents."

James Madison
(1751-1836), Father of the Constitution for the USA, 4th US President
in a letter to Thomas Jefferson in 1788

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