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NUMBER: 1029
AUTHOR: Edmund Burke (1729–97)
QUOTATION: In all forms of government the people is the true legislator.
ATTRIBUTION: EDMUND BURKE, “Tract on the Popery Laws,” chapter 3, part 1, The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke, vol. 6, p. 320 (1899).
SUBJECTS: Legislators