The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.




The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.

The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse. --James Madison

The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.

James Madison

Year: 1829
Context: Speech in the Virginia Constitutional Convention
Tags: abuse, essence of Government, human hands, liable, lodged, power



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