Some food for thought

"There is one safeguard known generally to the wise, which is an advantage and security to all, but especially to democracies as against despots. What is it? Distrust."
-- Demosthenes(384 B.C.-322 B.C.)

"In framing a government, which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed, and in the next place, oblige it to control itself."
-- James Madison(1751-1836), Father of the Constitution, 4th US President
The Federalist Feb.8, 1788

"Every reform, however necessary, will by weak minds be carried to an excess, that itself will need reforming."
-- Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) English poet, critic, philosopher, and a leader of the British Romantic movement


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