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Thomas Paine

February 09, 1737 - June 08, 1809
"At the commencement of the revolution, it was supposed that what is called the executive part of government was the only dangerous part; but we now see that quite as much mischief, if not more, may be done, ... by a legislature."source: On the Affairs of Pennsylvania, 1786.congress, politics, branches of government, balance of powers

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