Monday, February 1, 2010

Quote of the Day

"When occasions present themselves, in which the interests of the people are at variance with their inclinations, it is the duty of persons whom they have appointed to be the guardians of those interests to withstand the temporary delusion, in order to give them time and opportunity for more cool and sedate reflection."

-- Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 71
[The Federalist Papers, No. 71. March 18, 1788; Emphasis my own.]

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