The Thirst of Power Will Prevail to Oppress the People

George Mason

George Mason

“[C]onsidering the natural lust for power so inherent in man, I fear the thirst of power will prevail to oppress the people.” — George Mason, speech at the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788

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