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If any ask me what a free government is, I answer, that, for any practical purpose, it is what the people think so,and that they, and not I, are the natural, lawful, and competent judges of this matter.Burke, Edmund
Source: EDMUND BURKE, letter to the sheriffs of Bristol, April 3, 1777.The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke, vol. 2, p. 227 . · This quote is about uncategorised · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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