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James Fenimore Cooper

The capital error is becoming prevalent, which holds the pernicious doctrine that this is a government of men, instead of one of principles. Whenever this error shall so far come to a head as to get to be paramount in action, the well-disposed may sit down and mourn over, not only the liberties of their country, but over its justice and its morals, even should men be nominally so free as to do just what they please.


James Fenimore Cooper, The Chainbearer; Or, The Littlepage Manuscripts, 1845.

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