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Quote 779 details Share on Google+ - Quote 779 Linked In Share Button - Quote 779 The good people of the U. States in their late generous contest, contended for free government in the fullest, clearest, and strongest sense. that they had not idea of being brought under despotic rule under the notion of Strong Government, or in the form of elective despotism: Chains being still Chains, whether made of gold or iron. The corrupting nature of power, and its insatiable appetite for increase.

Richard Henry Lee: Letter to Samuel Adams, October 1787

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Opinion, and the just maintenance of it, shall never be a crime in my view; nor bring injury on the individual.