Sunday, May 31, 2020

The People Must Often Feel Before They Can Act Right....

From the correspondence of George Washington, which I mentioned late last year, on May 10, 1786:

"It is one of the evils of democratical governments, that the people, not always seeing and frequently misled, must often feel before they can act right; but then evils of this nature seldom fail to work their own cure.  It is to be lamented, nevertheless, that the remedies are so slow, and that those, who may wish to apply them seasonably, are not attended to before they suffer in person, in interest, and in reputation."

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