• “The latent causes of faction are thus sown in the nature of man.” ~James Madison (1787)
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  • “The legislative department is everywhere extending the sphere of its activity and drawing all power into its impetuous vortex.” ~James Madison (1788)
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  • “One hundred and seventy-three despots would surely be as oppressive as one.” ~James Madison (1788)
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  • “The government of the United States is a definite government, confined to specified objects. It is not like state governments, whose powers are more general. Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government.” ~James Madison, speech in the House of Representatives, January 10, 1794
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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. If angels were to govern men, neither external or internal controls on Government would be necessary. ~James Madison
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  • “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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  • “Public opinion sets bounds to every government, and is the real sovereign in every free one.” ~James Madison (1791)
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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 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)
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  • “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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