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Quotation by James Madison
[The Federalist Party are m]ore partial to the opulent than to the other classes of society; and [have] debauched themselves into a persuasion that mankind are incapable of governing themselves.
James Madison (1751–1836), U.S. president. "A Candid State of the Parties" (September 26, 1792). W.T. Hutchinson et al., The Papers of James Madison, vol. 14, p. 371, Chicago and Charlottesville, Virginia (1962-1991).
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