Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Quotation of the Day

“Hence it is that such democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.”

~James Madison, The Federalist Papers (Federalist Number 10)

1 comment:

ZAROVE said...

Of course, Modern American society is told that America was founded as a Democracy, and the Founding Fathers all wanted to live in a Democracy. This is sheer nonsense, they created a Consitutional Republic, in whihc the Senate was appointed by State Legeslatures not by Vote. (That wouldn't bhappen till the 17th Amendment in 1913.)

But people dont even realise that.

it is good, perhaps, to remind ourselves of the past.