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Author Topic: James Madison Quotes  (Read 1322 times)

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James Madison Quotes
« on: March 19, 2011, 04:11:07 PM »
All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.

An ELECTIVE DESPOTISM was not the government we fought for; but one which should not only be founded on free principles, but in which the powers of government should be so divided and balanced among several bodies of magistracy, as that no one could transcend their legal limits, without being effectually checked and restrained by the others.

Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of.

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.

That the most productive system of finance will always be the least burdensome.

The legislative department is everywhere extending the sphere of its activity and drawing all power into its impetuous vortex.

Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions.

I]t is the reason alone, of the public, that ought to control and regulate the governmet.

           James Mdison. A Founding father of the Constitution

remove the hook,put in the Bass ,Yes the W H O L E Bass,and adjust the speed of the Bassomatic 76.....


 

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