While it is a bit difficult to address the issues by taking one group at a time (since they really overlap), I’m going to continue to take a stab at it. In this part I am going to discuss the government and its role in the destruction.
There is no nation on earth powerful enough to accomplish our overthrow. Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter: from the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence. I must confess that I do apprehend some danger. I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct; that in this way they may be made the dupes of designing men and become the instruments of their own undoing. Daniel Webster
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