John Adams Quote

The proposition, that the people are the best keepers of their own liberties, is not true; they are the worst conceivable; they are no keepers at all; they can neither judge, act, think, or will, as a political body.


This is attributed to Adams in The Life of Thomas Jefferson (1858) by Henry Stephens Randall, p. 587 - A Defence of the Constitutions of Government (1787)

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The proposition, that the people are the best keepers of their own liberties, is not true; they are the worst conceivable; they are no keepers at...

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The proposition, that the people are the best keepers of their own liberties, is not true; they are the worst conceivable; they are no keepers at...

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The proposition, that the people are the best keepers of their own liberties, is not true; they are the worst conceivable; they are no keepers at...

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The proposition, that the people are the best keepers of their own liberties, is not true; they are the worst conceivable; they are no keepers at...