"He who yields to popular clamor, in the midst of excitement, and abandons principle, whether from mistaken ideas of patriotic duty, or for mere expediency, is sure to have abundant cause to regret it. The majority of the people are honest, and though they may become excited, and may for a time be led astray by designing politicians or unprincipled leaders, they will, when correctly informed, generally do right, and stand by principle; and will in the end bestow their confidence most liberally upon the public man, who has the moral firmness and determination to resist their will, when they are excited and misled, and to invite them back to the true path of first principles."
Gov. Joseph E. Brown [Wikipedia] Nov 5, 1863
JOURNAL OF THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA,AT THE ANNUAL SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY [Academic Affairs Library, UNC-CH]
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