A people who mean to be free must be prepared to meet danger in person, and not rely upon the fallacious protection of armies.
Tag: Edmund Randolph
(1753-1813) Virginia delegate at the US Constitutional Convention, 1787
The ills of democracy
The general object was to produce a cure for the evils under which the United States labored; that in tracing these evils to their origins, every man had found it in the turbulence and follies of democracy.