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Quotation of the Day…

Posted By Don Boudreaux On September 21, 2013 @ 8:51 am In Seen and Unseen | Comments Disabled

… is from page 569 of volume one of American Political Writing During the Founding Era: 1760-1805 [1] (Charles S. Hyneman and Donald S. Lutz, eds., 1983); specifically, it’s from a 1783 essay by “Anonymous,” writing from Charleston, SC, and entitled “Rudiments of Law and Government Deduced From the Law of Nature [2]“:

A power to do much good, too constantly included a power to do equal mischief.

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