„Two forms of government are favorable to the prevalence of falsehood and deceit.“

—  Albert Pike, Context: Two forms of government are favorable to the prevalence of falsehood and deceit. Under a Despotism, men are false, treacherous, and deceitful through fear, like slaves dreading the lash. Under a Democracy they are so as a means of attaining popularity and office, and because of the greed for wealth. Ch. III : The Master, p. 65
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