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James Madison

March 16, 1751 - June 28, 1836
"Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; an have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths. Theoretic politicians, who have patronized this species of government, have erroneously supposed that by reducing mankind to a perfect equality in their political rights, they would at the same time be perfectly equalized and assimilated in their possessions, their opinions, and their passions."source: Federalist Papers, No. 10government restraint, equality, disposition of people in power

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