Thursday, July 02, 2009

Liberty Quote Of The Day: Alexander Hamilton

We are going to post our first controversial Liberty Quote of the Day.

Love him or hate him - and we find ourselves generally with a bias toward the latter - it is hard to deny some truth in this quote from Alexander Hamilton. The issue we have is that many consider it a whole truth:

"In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men the great difficulty lies in this: You must first enable the government to control the governed, and in the next place, oblige it to control itself."
- Alexander Hamilton

[Hat Tip: CM]