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Founders on the Need for a Vigorous but Limited Executive

Liberty Letters, Constitutional Convention of 1787 On June 1, 1787 in the early days of the Constitutional Convention the Founders entered upon a discussion of...

Madison's Notes — The Federal Convention of 1787 — June 20

Col. Mason noted that in certain crisis ordinary cautions yield to public necessity - however, he asked: "Is it to be thought that the people of America, so watchful over their interests; so jealous of their liberties, will give up their all, will surrender both the sword and the purse, to the same body, and that too not chosen immediately by themselves? They never will. They never ought."

Madison’s Notes — The Federal Convention of 1787 — June 20

Col. Mason noted that in certain crisis ordinary cautions yield to public necessity - however, he asked: "Is it to be thought that the people of America, so watchful over their interests; so jealous of their liberties, will give up their all, will surrender both the sword and the purse, to the same body, and that too not chosen immediately by themselves? They never will. They never ought."

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