Government Cannot Flourish without Virtue in the People

Richard Henry Lee

Richard Henry Lee

“It is certainly true that a popular government cannot flourish without virtue in the people.” — Richard Henry Lee, letter to Colonel Martin Pickett, 1786

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Filed under Checks & Balances in Government, Democracy, Democratic Republic, Enumerated Powers & Delegated Authority, Founding Fathers, Individual Responsibility, Limited Government, Richard Henry Lee, Virtue

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