The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus […] a real despotism.




The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus […] a real despotism.

The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus […] a real despotism. --George Washington

The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus to create whatever the form of government, a real despotism. A just estimate of that love of power, and proneness to abuse it, which predominates in the human heart is sufficient to satisfy us of the truth of this position.

George Washington

Year: 1796
Context: Farewell Address
Tags: abuse, consolidate, departments, despotism, encroachment, estimate, government, human heart, just, love of power, powers, spirit, untruth



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