>James Madison

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If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.

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  1. Anonymous

    >when think about angels, you think all the goodness, beauty?
    then how about evils? all the badness and ugly?
    because badness, therefore the need of government?

    evils have rules among themselves
    they need controls among themselves
    they need angel's face, and much more the need to feel good.

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