Quote of the Day

I believe it may be laid down as a general rule that their confidence in and obedience to a government will commonly be proportioned to the goodness or badness of its administration.

“I believe it may be laid down as a general rule that their confidence in and obedience to a government will commonly be proportioned to the goodness or badness of its administration.” — Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 27, New York Packet (1787-12-25)

Quote of the Day

“Secresy is an instrument of conspiracy; it ought not, therefore, to be the system of a regular government.” — Jeremy Bentham

Secrecy is an instrument of conspiracy; it ought not, therefore, to be the system of a regular government.

“Secresy is an instrument of conspiracy; it ought not, therefore, to be the system of a regular government.” — Jeremy Bentham, “On Publicity,” The Works of Jeremy Bentham

Quote of the Day

When you make the claim that something on the Internet is going to be good for democracy, you often get this reaction: ‘Are you talking about the thing with the singing cats?’

“When you make the claim that something on the Internet is going to be good for democracy, you often get this reaction: ‘Are you talking about the thing with the singing cats?’” — Clay ShirkyHow the Internet will (one day) transform government