For too long, Americans have neglected to examine the character of the people they put up for office, focusing instead on pretty hair, a slick tongue, a well-fitting (but empty) suit and promises of something for nothing. We’re now reaping what we’ve sown, and tyranny is the result.
But don’t say we weren’t warned.
“[I]f the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted . . . . If a republican government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the Divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws.” — Noah Webster
“The public cannot be too curious concerning the characters of public men.” — Samuel Adams