This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.
If you seek Hamilton’s monument, look around. You are living in it. We honor Jefferson, but live in Hamilton’s country, a mighty industrial nation with a strong central government.
Most of the energy of political work is devoted to correcting the effects of mismanagement of government.
The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them in parliament.