Truth hurt

It is often true that something happens to us to cause us to wonder if we were misled and the truth, even the Truth as the universe ‘knows it to be’, is presented to us. This causes a string of reactions, each with possibly painful consequences, more so when we feel misrepresented. If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself. A dependence on the people is, no doubt, the primary control on the government.