A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it…




A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it…

A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it… --James Madison

A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.

James Madison

Year: 1822
Context: Letter to W.T. Barry
Tags: farce, government, ignorance, information, knowledge, popular, power, prologue, tragedy



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