Elbridge Gerry Quote

The evils we experience flow from the excess of democracy. The people do not want virtue, but are the dupes of pretended patriots.


Constitutional Convention Monday May 31 [FN1], 1787

Avalon Project - Madison Debates - May 31[avalon.law.yale.edu]

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The evils we experience flow from the excess of democracy. The people do not want virtue, but are the dupes of pretended patriots.

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The evils we experience flow from the excess of democracy. The people do not want virtue, but are the dupes of pretended patriots.

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The evils we experience flow from the excess of democracy. The people do not want virtue, but are the dupes of pretended patriots.

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The evils we experience flow from the excess of democracy. The people do not want virtue, but are the dupes of pretended patriots.