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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Edmund Randolph (1753–1813)
QUOTATION: Our chief danger arises from the democratic parts of our constitutions.
ATTRIBUTION: EDMUND JENNINGS RANDOLPH, governor of Virginia. Attributed to Randolph by James McHenry in his notes of the Constitutional Convention dated May 29, 1787.—The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, rev. ed., ed. Max Farrand, vol. 1, p. 26 (1937).
SUBJECTS: Constitution of the United States