Would you like another cup of tea, dear?

“Faction and enthusiasm are the instruments by which popular governments are destroyed. We need not talk of the power of an aristocracy. The people when they lose their liberties are cheated out of them. They nourish factions in their bosoms, which will subsist so long as abusing their honest credulity shall be the means of acquiring power.” – Fisher Ames, January 15, 1788, Debate on the Constitution, Part One (ed. Bailyn)

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