Fisher Ames was a Representative in the United States Congress from the 1st Congressional District of Massachusetts.
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“The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call, and the ignorant believe to be liberty.”
“No one ever became, or can become truly eloquent without being a reader of the Bible, and an admirer of the purity and sublimity of its language.”
“A democracy is a volcano which conceals the fiery materials of its own destruction. These will produce an eruption and carry desolation in their way.”
“The gentleman puts me in mind of an old hen which persists in setting after her eggs are taken away”
“[I]f these [new] books ... must be retained, as they will be, should not the Bible regain the place it once held as a school book?”
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