He had a unique insight into our national psyche and offered some profound analysis not only of American government but of American citizens as well.
'A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.'Of particular relevance to current events are the following:
'Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.'
'Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.'
'The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.'
'There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.'