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Fisher Ames

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I consider biennial elections as a security that the sober, second thought of the people shall be law.
Speech on Biennial Elections before the Convention of Massachusetts (January 1788), reported in Seth Ames, John Thornton Kirkland, Works of Fisher Ames with a Selection from His Speeches and Correspondence (1854) p. 7.

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