Fisher Ames Quote

The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness, which the ambitious call, and the ignorant believe to be, liberty.


The Dangers of American Liberty (1805), in Ames, Fisher, and Seth Ames (1854). Works of Fisher Ames: with a selection from his speeches and correspondence. Boston: Little, Brown. pp. 349.

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The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness, which the ambitious call, and the ignorant believe to be, liberty.

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The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness, which the ambitious call, and the ignorant believe to be, liberty.

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The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness, which the ambitious call, and the ignorant believe to be, liberty.

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The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness, which the ambitious call, and the ignorant believe to be, liberty.