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John Winthrop
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"For we must consider that we shall be a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us, so that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword through the world."
 
"Liberty is the proper end and object of authority, and cannot subsist without it; and it is liberty to that which is good, just, and honest. "
 
"A democracy is, amongst civil nations, accounted the meanest and worst of all forms of government. [To allow it would be] a manifest breach of the 5th Commandment."
 
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