Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on November 14, 2021

in Politics, Virginia Political Economy

… is from Lord Bolingbroke’s 1717 letter to Sir William Windham, as quoted on page 248 of David Boaz’s important 2015 volume, The Libertarian Mind:

I am afraid that we came to Court in the same dispositions as all parties have done; that the principal spring of our actions was to have the government of the state in our hands; that our principal views were the conservation of this power, great employments to ourselves, and great opportunities of rewarding those who had helped to raise us and of hurting those who stood in opposition to us.

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