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I was duped ... by the Secretary of the treasury [Alexander Hamilton], and made a fool for forwarding his schemes, not then suffic ...
Most liberals never lost sight of the potential for evil in big government. They have consistently opposed government power in mat ...
A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.
In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be ...
If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
[In government] the constant aim is to divide and arrange the several offices in such a manner as that each may be a check on the ...
Public instability ... gives ... [an] unreasonable advantage ... to the sagacious, the enterprising, and the moneyed few over the ...
The aim of every political constitution is, or ought to be, first to obtain for rulers men who possess most wisdom to discern, and ...
In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men ... you must first enable the government to control the govern ...
As there is a degree of depravity in mankind which requires a certain circumspection and distrust, so there are qualities in human ...
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