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Quotation of the Day…

… is from pages 152-153 of the original edition of the late Johns Hopkins political philosopher Gottfried Dietze’s 1963 book, In Defense of Property (footnote deleted):

Maurice Hauriou complained in the beginning of this century that the French Revolution “resulted in a perpetual state of revolution, because the mobility of the written law was no longer neutralized by certain customary institutions, and because the forces of change were stronger than those of stability.” All these men realized that of which Madison had been so aware during the critical period of American history, namely, the danger of the democratic legislator’s running amok and showering the world with laws and thus creating a state of legal insecurity.

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