James Madison

Madison: Limits on Treaty Making Power

Liberty Letters Quote of the Day, James Madison I do not conceive that power is given to the President and Senate to dismember the empire,...

If Men Were Angels: James Madison

Liberty Letters Quote of the Day, James Madison If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external...

Madison: War and the Degeneracy of Manners, Morals & Liberty

Liberty Letters Quote of the Day, James Madison Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it...

Madison: War and the Degeneracy of Manners, Morals & Liberty

Liberty Letters Quote of the Day, James Madison Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it...

James Madison on a Well Regulated Militia

Liberty Letters, James Madison A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained in arms, is the best most natural defense of...

James Madison: On a Just Partition of Power

Liberty Letters, James Madison It is of great importance in a republic not only to guard the society against the oppression of its rulers, but...

James Madison on the Commerce Clause

Liberty Letters, James Madison, Regarding Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3 (Commerce) The defect of power in the existing confederacy, to regulate the commerce between...

The Very Definition of Tyranny

Liberty Letters, James Madison, 1788 No political truth is certainly of greater intrinsic value, or is stamped with the authority of more enlightened patrons of...

Gradual and Silent Encroachments

Liberty Letters, James Madison: 1787 Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people...

James Madison: Prudent Jealousy, the First Duty of Citizens

Liberty Letters Quote of the Day, James Madison It is proper to take alarm at the first experiment on our liberties. We hold this prudent...