• “Among the features peculiar to the political system of the United States, is the perfect equality of rights which it secures to every religious sect.” ~James Madison (1820)
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  • “Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm.” ~James Madison (1787)
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  • “Is there no virtue among us? If there be not, we are in a wretched situation.” ~James Madison (1788)
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  • “If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions.” ~James Madison (1792)
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  • “The government of the United States is a definite government, confined to specified objects. It is not like the state governments, whose powers are more general.” ~James Madison
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  • “Stability in government is essential to national character and to the advantages annexed to it, as well as to that repose and confidence in the minds of the people, which are among the chief blessings of civil society.” ~James Madison (1788)
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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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  • “[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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