Monday, December 15, 2003

Oh yeah, and you had to be rich too. Madison initially believed that the 'better sorts of people' were the ones that gained wealth through their virtuous actions, and so were the ones who were most qualified to run the country.

None of this was ever voted on; it was just put before the people as a fait accompli, and then echoed as the wonderful truth by primary school history classes forever more.

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