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Fisher Ames

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The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness, which the ambitious call, and the ignorant believe to be, liberty.
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The Dangers of American Liberty (1805), in Ames, Fisher, and Seth Ames (1854). Works of Fisher Ames: with a selection from his speeches and correspondence. Boston: Little, Brown. pp. 349. 

 
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