Fisher Ames: Founding Father & Arch-Foe of Democracy

By |2020-04-08T04:44:33-05:00July 4th, 2013|Categories: American Founding, American Republic, Conservatism, Federalist, Fisher Ames|Tags: |

We left the state of nature in the first place because the souls of men, which are inherently depraved, need nurturing, and only institutions can provide that. But democracy will not tolerate institutions of restraint, political or otherwise. Fisher Ames warned us well, if only we could recall his words. I told a friend of [...]