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“Exorbitant power proceeds not, in any government, from new laws, so much as from neglecting to remedy the abuses, which frequently rise from the old ones. A government, says Machiavelli, must often be brought back to its original principles.”

David Hume, Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary

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