"A state too expensive in itself, or by virtue of its dependencies, ultimately falls into decay; its free government is transformed into a tyranny; it disregards the principles which it should preserve, and finally degenerates into despotism. The distinguishing characteristic of small republics is stability: the character of large republics is mutability. "
“An ignorant people is the blind instrument of its own destruction.”
"A people that loves freedom will in the end be free."
[photo by me]
Plaza de Bolivar - Bogotà
Museo del oro - Bogotà