Anti-Federalist warning "... the base betrayer of the rights of his country ... though he may artfully have obtained an election ..." -James Warren - American Minute with Bill Federer
Patrick Henry wrote:
"What will then become of you and your rights? Will not absolute despotism ensue? ...
My great objection to the Constitution (is) ... that the preservation of our liberty depends on the single chance of men being virtuous enough to make laws to punish themselves."