Despotism comes cloaked as a lamb

“…Our sages in the great constitutional convention… intended our government should be a republic which differs more widely from a democracy
than a democracy from a despotism. The rigours of a despotism often… oppress only a few, but it is the very essence and nature of a democracy, for a faction claiming to oppress a minority, and that minority the chief owners of the property and truest lovers of their country.”

— Fisher Ames
(1758-1808), American statesman, orator and political writer
Source: 1805

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