“We are now forming a republican government. Real liberty is never found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments.”
Alexander Hamilton, Constitutional Convention, June 1787
A timely reminder in a campaign season dominated by extremes, that the primary reason our government was created as a Democratic Republic, was to try to minimize the impact of extremist views, which are a risk in a true democracy, and to thereby protect the rights of those in the minority.
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