Short and Sweet from 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.”

“All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.”

“Equal laws protecting equal rights are the best guarantee of loyalty and love of country.”

“Public opinion sets bounds to every government, and is the real sovereign in every free one.”

“The operations of the federal government will be most extensive and important in times of war and danger; those of the State governments, in times of peace and security.”

“There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”

“It is the reason alone, of the public, that ought to control and regulate the government.”

“Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government.”

Over For Now.

Main Street One