“There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.” - Alexis de Tocqueville
“Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct.” - Thomas Jefferson
“Every constitution, then, and every law, naturally expires at the end of 19 years. If it be enforced longer, it is an act of force and not of right.” …
“Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.” - Thomas Jefferson
“When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.” - P. J. O'Rourke
“If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.” - Emma Goldman
This is Sortition, a newsletter about democracy through the random selection of legislators.