Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Federalist 10

FLG had an overwhelming urge to read Federalist #10 today.   He hadn't read it to the end in probably five years, but was rewarded for his trouble with this little nugget:
A rage for paper money, for an abolition of debts, for an equal division of property, or for any other improper or wicked project, will be less apt to pervade the whole body of the Union than a particular member of it; in the same proportion as such a malady is more likely to taint a particular county or district, than an entire State.

FLG's chuckled at the description "improper or wicked project."  Makes him wonder how Madison would've described Bernie Sanders' platform.

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