Monday, January 11, 2010

"Ungovernable" (VI)

Alexander Hamilton, in Federalist 75:

It has been shown, under the second head of our inquiries, that all provisions which require more than the majority of any body to its resolutions, have a direct tendency to embarrass the operations of the government, and an indirect one to subject the sense of the majority to that of the minority.

I don't have much to add to that.

(HT: EK)

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