Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Audio and Transcript - If you want to be culturally and intellectually relevant, Bob, then you need to consider all other points of view. That’s what the intellectual does. The intellectual is merely just a thinker. He actually thinks the problem through. You know what the intellectual process actually requires you to do, Bob? It actually requires you to consider all alternatives. You do not have a preconceived notion unless there’s obedien….Continue
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[The powerful Executive branch]...converts representation into vassalage to the leaders of parties, disciplined, not by the comparatively honourable infliction of the lash, but by the base and wicked sophism, that it is honourable to stick to a party, and treacherous to adhere to conscience. The disciples of this infamous doctrine are forged into tools for ambition and tyranny by praises and rewards, whilst honesty is discouraged by base epithets, as a foil to the varnish with which the decoys are painted, designed to deceive and enslave the multitude
John Taylor of Caroline from his 1814 book "An Inquiry Into the Principles & Policy of the Government of the United States"