• “The advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation . . . forms a barrier against the enterprise of ambition . . . Kingdoms of Europe . . . are afraid to trust the people with arms.” ~James Madison
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  • “An elective despotism was not the government we fought for.” ~James Madison (1788)
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  • “Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.” ~James Madison, speech in the House of Representatives, January 10, 1794
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  • . . . [T]he government of the United States is a definite [or limited] government, confined to specified objects. It is not like the state governments, whose powers are more general. Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government.” ~James Madison
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  • “Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government.” ~James Madison
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  • “There is no maxim in my opinion which is more liable to be misapplied, and which therefore needs elucidation than the current one that the interest of the majority is the political standard of right and wrong.” ~James Madison (1786)
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  • “It will not be denied that power is of an encroaching nature and that it ought to be effectually restrained from passing the limits assigned to it. After discriminating, therefore, in theory, the several classes of power, as they may in their nature be legislative, executive, or judiciary, the next and most difficult task is to provide some practical security for each, against the invasion of the others.” ~James Madison (1788)
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  • “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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  • “The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.” ~James Madison (1829)
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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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