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Wisdom Of The Day: James Madison


“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.” ~ James Madison, speech at the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788

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Wisdom Of The Day: James Madison


“To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea. If there be sufficient virtue and intelligence in the community, it will be exercised in the selection of … Continue reading

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Wisdom Of The Day: James Madison


“The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.” ~ James Madison, speech before the the Virginia state Constitutional Convention, Dec 2, 1829

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Wisdom Of The Day: James Madison


“Security against foreign danger is one of the primitive objects of civil society. It is an avowed and essential object of the American Union. The powers requisite for attaining it must be effectually confided to the federal councils.” ~ James Madison, … Continue reading

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Wisdom Of The Day: James Madison


“The government of the United States is a definite government, confined to specified objects. It is not like the state governments, whose powers are more general. Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government.” ~ James Madison, … Continue reading

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Wisdom Of The Day: James Madison


“If men were angels, no government would be necessary.If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internalcontrols on government would be necessary. In framing agovernment which is to be administered by men overmen, the great difficulty lies in this: … Continue reading

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Daily Wit & Wisdom


The Wit Of Fred Thompson On Friday, a reporter asked President Obama about unemployment, and he responded “you’ve got to talk to Austan Goolsbee. That’s his job” That’s right. It’s Obama’s job to CREATE the lousy numbers, not explain them. … Continue reading

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Wisdom Of The Day: James Madison


The government of the United States is a definite government, confined to specified objects – It is not like the state governments, whose powers are more general – Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government. ~ James Madison

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Wisdom Of The Day: James Madison


“Every man who loves peace, every man who loves his country, every man who loves liberty ought to have it ever before his eyes that he may cherish in his heart a due attachment to the Union of America and … Continue reading

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Wisdom Of the Day: James Madison


“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.” ~ James Madison

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