Ralph Waldo Emerson – Foolish legislation is a rope of sand

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Ralph Waldo EmersonThe wise know that foolish legislation is a rope of sand which perishes in the twisting; that the State must follow and not lead the character and progress of the citizen; . . . that the form of government which prevails is the expression of what cultivation exists in the population which permits it. The law is only a memorandum.

Ralph Waldo Emerson   (1803-1882)

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