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  • The principles and modes of governments are too important to be disregarded by an inquisitive mind and I think are well worthy a critical examination by all students that have health and leisure
    (James Madison)

  • What prudent merchant will hazard his fortunes in any new branch of commerce when he knows not that his plans may be rendered unlawful before they can be executed?
    (James Madison)

  • The circulation of confidence is better than the circulation of money.
    (James Madison)

  • War should only be declared by the authority of the people, whose toils and treasures are to support its burdens, instead of the government which is to reap its fruits.
    (James Madison)

  • It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.
    (James Madison)


  • the father of the U.S. Constitution.
    (James Madison)

  • The happy Union of these States is a wonder; their Constitution a miracle; their example the hope of Liberty throughout the world.
    (James Madison)

  • I should not regret a fair and full trial of the entire abolition of capital punishment.
    (James Madison)

  • Each generation should be made to bear the burden of its own wars, instead of carrying them on, at the expense of other generations.
    (James Madison)

  • The rights of man as the foundation of just Government had been long understood but the superstructures projected had been sadly defective
    (James Madison)

  • In no instance have... the churches been guardians of the liberties of the people.
    (James Madison)

  • I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.
    (James Madison)

  • But ambitious encroachments of the federal government, on the authority of the State governments, would not excite the opposition of a single State, or of a few States only. They would be signals of general alarm... But what degree of madness could ever drive the federal government to such an extremity.
    (James Madison)

  • War contains so much folly, as well as wickedness, that much is to be hoped from the progress of reason.
    (James Madison)

  • Strongly guarded as is the separation between religion and government in the Constitution of the United States the danger of encroachment by Ecclesiastical Bodies, may be illustrated by precedents already furnished in their short history
    (James Madison)


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