Monday, February 21, 2011

James Madison quote

“Is there no virtue among us? If there is not, we are in a wretched situation. No theoretical checks, no form of government, can render us secure. To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people is a chimerical idea.”

*chimerical (definition from dictionary.com)- unreal, imaginary, fanciful, unrealistic

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