Friday, August 19, 2011

Founders Friday, Friday, August 19, 2011 – James Madison

Secretary of State James Madison, who won Marb...Image via Wikipedia
Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place. It may be a reflection on human nature that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses of government. What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?

James Madison, Federalist No. 51, February 8, 1788
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