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A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens...   Life
A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained ...   Life
As a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally sa...   Life
Democracy is the most vile form of government... democracies have ever...   Life
Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will h...   Life
I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of th...   Life
If men were angels, no government would be necessary.   Government
It is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be char...   Life
It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men...   Life
Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be t...   Government
Learned Institutions ought to be favorite objects with every free peop...   Life
Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abu...   Life
Such democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contentio...   Life
The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of tru...   Life
The Constitution of the United States was created by the people of the...   Life
The Constitution preserves the advantage of being armed which American...   Life
The diversity in the faculties of men, from which the rights of proper...   Life
The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in...   Life
The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become t...   Life
The proposed Constitution is, in strictness, neither a national nor a ...   Life
The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from ...   Life
The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.   Life
We are right to take alarm at the first experiment upon our liberties.   Life
What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human...   Life
What prudent merchant will hazard his fortunes in any new branch of co...   Life