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In a free and republican government, you cannot restrain the voice of the multitude

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Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.
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The new constitution established a president with powers unheard of in the republican United States. Some even wanted him to be king, a thought that GW found ludicrous What astonishing changes a few years are capable of producing I am told that even respectable characters speak of a monarchical form of government without horror. From thinking proceeds speaking, thence to acting is often but a single step. But how irrevocable and tremendous What a triumph for the advocates of despotism to find that we are incapable of governing ourselves, and that systems founded on the basis of equal liberty are merely ideal fallacious.
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I go to the chair of government with feelings not unlike those of a culprit who is going to the place of his execution.
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