James Madison Quotes

It is *essential* to such a government, that it be derived from the great body of the society, not from an inconsiderable proportion, or a favored class of it; otherwise a handful of tyrannical nobles, exercising their oppressions by a delegation of their powers, might aspire to the rank of republicans, and claim for their government the honorable title of republic.
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Profession:
President
Nationality:
American
Born:
March 16, 1751
Died:
June 28, 1836
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