Can it be supposed, that there would not be found one man, discerning enough to detect so atrocious a conspiracy, or bold and honest enough to apprise his constituents of their danger? If such presumptions can fairly be made, there ought to be at once and end of all delegated authority. The people should resolve to recall all the powers they have heretofore parted with out of their own hands; and to divide themselves into as many states as there are countries, in order that they may be able to manage their own concerns in person.
Alexander Hamilton The Federalist Papers Federalist No. 26