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The idea of limited government takes time (like 561 years) to sink in

The Madison County Record Nov. 15, 2016, 9:20am

It took 561 years (from the Magna Carta to the Declaration of Independence) for the idea of limited government and political equality to infuse itself into Anglo-American culture. By 1776, enough people believed in the possibility, that they were willing to fight for it and organize a government based on it after a battlefield victory.