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Bonus Quotation of the Day…

… is offered to commemorate Constitution Day in the United States, which is September 17th; this quotation is from page 65 of Liberty Fund’s 1980 edition of James Fenimore Cooper’s 1838 The American Democrat:

Although it is true, that no genuine liberty can exist without being based on popular authority in the last resort, it is equally true that it can not exist when thus based, without many restraints on the powers of the mass. These restraints are necessarily various and numerous.


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