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Quotation of the Day…

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… is from No. 62 [2] of Cato’s Letters [3] – this one by Thomas Gordon [4] and first published on January 20th, 1722:

It is a mistaken notion in government, that the interest of the majority is only to be consulted, since in society every man has a right to every man’s assistance in the enjoyment and defence of his private property; otherwise the greater number may sell the lesser, and divide their estates amongst themselves; and so, instead of a society, where all peaceable men are protected, become a conspiracy of the many against the minority. ¬†With as much equity may one man wantonly dispose of all, and violence may be sanctified by mere power.