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The Society is the only bar to lawless ambition and dreadful anarchy to which the imbecility of government renders us so liable. - Henry Knox
IN THE 1780S, THE CINCINNATI stood accused of conspiring to establish a monarchy, a hereditary nobility, or a secret government in the United States out of lust for power and personal gain. Some critics felt that the Society subverted the effort to reform the Articles of Confederation and forged a new constitution more to their liking. Soon, some said, the Cincinnati would control the new government, possibly through military coercion. While these accusations ascribed to the Cincinnati an improbable amount of power and effectiveness, they were not completely irrational. The Society counted many intelligent, prominent, and powerful men among its members. Conceivably, the Cincinnati could have become a danger to American republicanism, or at least exerted considerable influence to further their own interests. The Society is the only bar to lawless ambition and dreadful anarchy to which the imbecility of government renders us so liable. - Henry Knox IN THE 1780S, THE CINCINNATI stood accused of conspiring to establish a monarchy, a hereditary nobility,
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