It is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad.
More Quotes from James Madison:Equal laws protecting equal rights . . . the best guarantee of loyalty and love of country.
Every nation whose affairs betray a want of wisdom and stability may calculate on every loss which can be sustained from the more systematic policy of its wiser neighbors.
Commercial shackles are generally unjust, oppressive, and impolitic.
The capacity of the female mind for studies of the highest order cannot be doubted, having been sufficiently illustrated by its works of genius, of erudition, and of science.
The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home.
History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and its issuance.
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Admitting, however, for the sake of argument, that I am prime and sole minister in this country, am I, therefore, prime and sole minister of all Europe? Am I answerable for the conduct of other countries as well as for that of my own?
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
I went to an art school in Brooklyn and painted Fine Art, if that's what you'd call it for eight years in New York, until I saw the first underground comics in the East Village Other.