Bonus Pre-Election Quote: What Makes a Free Government

For the 7 days preceding the US Election on November 6, 2012, SeeBee Sez will post some quotes that relate to how a government should work, how it actually works, and how it is perceived to work by its citizens. I hope you enjoy these posts.


The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.

— John Adams, 2nd US president (1735-1826)


This was a Thought for the Day disseminated in the October 26, 2004, “A Word a Day” from Wordsmith.


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