Thursday, December 22, 2011

Fisher Ames
In 1795, Fisher Ames, a congressman from Massachusetts, perhaps recognized the indeterminate buy dynamic aspects of our system of government when he compared it to a monarchy in the following way.
“A monarchy”, he said, “is a merchantman which sails well, but will sometimes strike a rock, and go to the bottom; a republic is a raft which will never sink, but then your feet are always in the water.”