James Madison Quotes (Author of The Constitution of the United States with the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation)
James Madison Quotes
Oppressors can tyrannize only when they achieve a standing army, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace. The future and success of America is not in this Constitution, but in the laws of God upon which this Constitution is founded. If our nation is ever taken over, it will be taken over from within. The purpose of the Constitution is to restrict the majority's ability to harm a minority. Crisis is the rallying cry of the tyrant. Disarm the people- that is the best and most effective way to enslave them.
Selected Quotes of James Madison. A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person. A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained in arms, is the best most natural defense of a free country. All men having power ought to be mistrusted. As a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights.
We have staked the whole future of our new nation, not upon the power of government; far from it. We have staked the future of all our political constitutions upon the capacity of each of ourselves to govern ourselves according to the moral principles of the Ten Commandments of God. The happy Union of these States is a wonder; their Constitution a miracle; their example the hope of Liberty throughout the world. Watch this video about President James Madison providing interesting, fun facts and info about the life biography of James Madison, the first President of America. Gain a fast overvi. James Madison - -
Goodreads helps you follow your favorite authors. Be the first to learn about new releases! Follow Author. In our Governments, the real power lies in the majority of the Community, and the invasion of private rights is chiefly to be apprehended, not from the acts of Government contrary to the sense of its constituents, but from acts in which the Government is the mere instrument of the major number of the constituents. The tendency to usurpation on one side or the other, or to a corrupting coalition or alliance between them, will be best guarded agst. Among the Romans it was a standing maxim to excite a war, whenever a revolt was apprehended. Throughout all Europe, the armies kept up under the pretext of defending, have enslaved the people.