A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason.
Common sense will tell us, that the power which hath endeavoured to subdue us, is of all others, the most improper to defend us.
“ Society is produced by our wants and government by our wickedness.”
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.