The Deterioration of Government

The deterioration of every government begins with
the decay of the principles on which it was founded
~Charles-Louis de Secondat

  • “The only foundation of a free Constitution, is pure virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our people, in a greater measure than they have it now, they may change their rulers, and the forms of government, but they will not obtain a lasting liberty.” ~John Adams (1776)
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  • “Of all contrivances for cheating the laboring classes of mankind, none has been more effective than that which deludes them with paper money.” ~Daniel Webster (1782-1852)
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  • “He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing. ” ~Benjamin Franklin (1758)
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  • “I’ve always believed that a lot of the trouble in the world would disappear if we were talking to each other instead of about each other.” ~Ronald Reagan
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  • “I have no ambition to govern men. It is a painful and thankless office.” ~Thomas Jefferson (1796)
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  • “If an election is to be determined by a majority … procured by a party through artifice or corruption, the Government may be the choice of a party for its own ends, not of the nation for the national good.” ~John Adams (1797)
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  • “In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.” ~Voltaire (1694-1778)
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  • “[N]either the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.” ~Samuel Adams (1749)
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  • “Ours was the first revolution in the history of mankind that truly reversed the course of government, and with three little words—’We the people.’” ~Ronald Reagan
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  • “It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt … that they are incapable of exercising the sovereignty. Usurpation is then an easy attainment, and an usurper soon found. The people themselves become the willing instruments of their own debasement and ruin…” ~James Monroe (1817)
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