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James Madison
(1751-1836) born on
Mar 16
US president (4th), political theorist. He was influential in framing the Constitution, drafted the Bill of Rights, and served as the 4th U.S. president.
It is universally admitted that a well-instructed people alone can be permanently a free people.

What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.
The proposed Constitution. . . is, in strictness, neither a national nor a federal constitution; but a composition of both.
Equal laws protecting equal rights . . . the best guarantee of loyalty and love of country.
All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Speech, 12/5/1810.
R: Federalist Papers, no. 47 (Jan. 1788).
A: Federalist Papers, no. 39 (Jan. 1788).
N: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
K: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.

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