“A state of anarchy from its very nature can never be of long continuance; the greater its violence the shorter the duration.
Order and security are immediately sought by the distracted people beneath the shelter of equal laws and the salutary restraints of regular government; and if this be not attainable, absolute power is assumed by the one, or a few, who shall be the most enterprising and successful.”
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– Samuel Bryan (Centinel), Anti-Federalist No. 6, “The Hobgoblins of Anarchy and Dissentions Among the States,” Philadelphia Independent Gazetteer, January 16, 1788
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