• All communities divide themselves into the few and the many. The first are the rich and well born, the other the mass of the people. The voice of the people has been said to be the voice of God; and however generally this maxim has been quoted and believed, it is not true in fact. The people are turbulent and changing; they seldom judge or determine right. Give therefore to the first class a distinct, permanent share in the government.

    Said on June 19, 1787. "The Records Of The Federal Convention Of 1787". Book edited by Max Farrand. Volume I, p. 299, 1937.
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