What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.

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America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which h

America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most, had advanced most rapidly in population, agriculture and the arts.

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Perhaps it is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad.

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The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home.

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All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.

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