The one thing we have no control over is human nature. This why the levers of power must be safeguarded against corruption.
"In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution" — Thomas Jefferson
The government is a big stick. It is only as good as those that wield it.
"The United States can pay any debt it has because we can always print money to do that." — Alan Greenspan
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