It has frequently been remarked that it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to decide the important question whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government by reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and force.

Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) American statesman, author
The Federalist # 1

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Added on 31-Oct-08 | Last updated 7-Aug-14
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2 Responses to The Federalist # 1

  1. BD says:

    I loved reading through the Federalist and anti-Federalist papers, they are the rough draft of the country.

  2. *** Dave says:

    It’s remarkable how many political debates still ongoing can be found discussed in those sets of documents.

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