I was on Armstrong & Getty this morning talking about what the founders would have thought of the modern presidency. If you missed it, you can listen here.
Here's Abraham Lincoln's Lyceum Speech, that I mentioned.
I quoted from Federalist Paper No. 1: "[A] dangerous ambition...often lurks behind the specious mask of zeal for the rights of the people... [T]hose men who have overturned the liberties of republic...have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people; commencing demagogues, and ending tyrants."