Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Happy Birthday James Madison

There is no maxim, in my opinion, which is more liable to be misapplied … than … that the interest of the majority is the political standard of right and wrong … nothing can be more false … it would be the interest of the majority in every community to despoil and enslave the minority of individuals … reestablishing … force as the measure of right.
--James Madison, "Father of the Constitution", in a letter to James Monroe, October 5, 1786

For more quotes see here, here and here. For Letter written my Madison, see here.

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