The rich, the well-born, and the able, acquire and influence among the people that will soon be too much…, in a house of representatives.




The rich, the well-born, and the able, acquire and influence among the people that will soon be too much…, in a house of representatives.

The rich, the well-born, and the able, acquire and influence among the people that will soon be too much…, in a house of representatives. --John Adams

The rich, the well-born, and the able, acquire and influence among the people that will soon be too much for simple honesty and plain sense, in a house of representatives. The most illustrious of them must, therefore, be separated from the mass, and placed by themselves in a senate; this is, to all honest and useful intents, an ostracism.

John Adams

Year: 1787
Context: A Defense of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America, vol 1
Tags: House of Representatives, acquire and influence, among the people, honest and useful intents, illustrious, plain sense, rich, separated from the mass, simple honesty, well-born



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