Wednesday, January 15, 2014

On Liberty

"Liberty is to faction, what air is to fire, an aliment, without which it instantly expires. But it could not be a less folly to abolish liberty, which is essential to political life, because it nourishes faction, than it would be to wish the annihilation of air, which is essential to animal life, because it imparts to fire its destructive agency."

Federalist No. 10 Publius (James Madison)

November 22, 1787

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