“We are cautioned by the honorable gentleman, who presides, against faction and turbulence. I acknowledge that licentiousness is dangerous, and that it ought to be provided against: I acknowledge, also, the new form of government may effectually prevent it: yet there is another thing it will as effectually do — it will oppress and ruin the people.”
– Patrick Henry, Patrick Henry, Anti-Federalist No. 4, “Foreign Wars, Civil Wars, and Indian Wars – Three Bugbears,” speech at Virginia Ratifying Convention,” June 5, 1788; Elliot 3:46
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