Quotes From James Madison

The following are a few quotes from James Madison that are timeless.  The progressives often say the authors of the Constitution couldn’t possibly have imagined how things would be today.  They try to tell you the Constitution is “a living, breathing document.”  These quotes show just how much knowledge and insight our Founding Fathers had.

“Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government.”

“Each generation should be made to bear the burden of its own wars, instead of carrying them on, at the expense of other generations.”

“I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”

“If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.”

“It is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad.”

“No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.”

“Of all the enemies of public liberty, war is perhaps the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other.”

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