• “It is a principle incorporated into the settled policy of America, that as peace is better than war, war is better than tribute.” ~James Madison (1816)
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Published in: on May 16, 2018 at 12:08 pm  Leave a Comment  

  • “In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.” ~James Madison (1788)
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  • “Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of.” ~James Madison (1788)
Published in: on April 9, 2018 at 2:43 pm  Leave a Comment  

  • “Every new regulation concerning commerce or revenue; or in any manner affecting the value of the different species of property, presents a new harvest to those who watch the change and can trace its consequences; a harvest reared not by themselves but by the toils and cares of the great body of their fellow citizens. This is a state of things in which it may be said with some truth that laws are made for the few not for the many.” ~James Madison (1788)
Published in: on April 4, 2018 at 12:25 am  Leave a Comment  

  • “The advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation … forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of.” ~James Madison (1788)
Published in: on March 28, 2018 at 6:40 pm  Leave a Comment  

  • “The aim of every political constitution is, or ought to be, first to obtain for rulers men who possess most wisdom to discern, and most virtue to pursue, the common good of the society.” ~James Madison (1788)
Published in: on March 13, 2018 at 5:32 pm  Leave a Comment  

  • “We have all been encouraged to feel in the guardianship and guidance of that Almighty Being whose power regulates the destiny of nations.” ~James Madison, 4th President. Inaugural Address, March 4, 1809
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  • “It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws … undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is today, can guess what it will be tomorrow. Law is defined to be a rule of action; but how can that be a rule, which is little known, and less fixed?” ~James Madison (1788)
Published in: on February 28, 2018 at 1:27 pm  Leave a Comment  

  • “Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of.” ~James Madison (1788)
Published in: on February 26, 2018 at 2:00 pm  Leave a Comment  

  • “The ultimate authority … resides in the people alone. … The advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation … forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any…” ~James Madison (1788)
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