The 2 Party System

“The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.” – Tacitus, The Annals of Imperial Rome

“Experience has shown that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.” – Thomas Jefferson

“If our nation is ever taken over, it will be taken over from within.”- President James Madison

“If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.”-James Madison

“The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home.”- James Madison

“The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to the doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can “throw the rascals out” at any election without leading to any profound or extreme shifts in policy.”- Carrol Quigley of Georgetown University, Tragedy and Hope – A History of The World in Our Time (Macmillan Company, 1966) pp. 1247-1248

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