First Principles: Republics Are Lost When Flattery Is Favored Over Truth

“Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.” —Joseph Story (1833)

You may read this text online at http://www.constitution.org/js/js_000.htm

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