"Voyaging through strange seas of thought, alone ..." William Wordsworth

30 June 2020

Necessary.

Copley, John Adams, 1783


As good government is an empire of laws, how shall your laws be made? In a large society, inhabiting an extensive country, it is impossible that the whole should assemble to make laws. The first necessary step, then, is to depute power from the many to a few of the most wise and good.

John Adams

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