Saturday, August 30, 2008

Thoughts for the Day

Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays instead of serving you if he sacrifices it to your opinion.

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To follow, not to force the public inclination; to give a direction, a form, a technical dress, and a specific sanction, to the general sense of community, is the true end of legislature.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797),
political theorist,
observing two contradictory
yet equally valid aspects
of representative government


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