• “[U]nequal taxes oppress one species of property and reward another species.” ~James Madison (1792)
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  • “The ultimate authority … resides in the people alone. … [T]he 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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  • “Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place. It may be a reflection on human nature that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses of government. What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” ~James Madison (1788)
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  • “A just security to property is not afforded by that government, under which unequal taxes oppress one species of property and reward another species.” ~James Madison (1792)
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  • “Equal laws protecting equal rights; the best guarantee of loyalty and love of country.” ~James Madison (1820)
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  • “All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.” —James Madison (1787)
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  • “In the first place it is to be remembered that the general government is not to be charged with the whole power of making and administering laws. Its jurisdiction is limited to certain enumerated objects, which concern all the members of the republic, but which are not to be attained by the separate provisions of any.” ~James Madison, Federalist 14 (1787)
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  • “It is a misfortune, inseparable from human affairs, that public measures are rarely investigated with that spirit of moderation which is essential to a just estimate of their real tendency to advance or obstruct the public good; and that this spirit is more apt to be diminished than prompted, by those occasions which require an unusual exercise of it.” ~James Madison (1788)
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  • “A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.” ~James Madison (1822)
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  • “Energy in government is essential to that security against external and internal danger and to that prompt and salutary execution of the laws which enter into the very definition of good government.” ~James Madison (1788)
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