Saturday, 1 June 2013

James Madison 4..

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 Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors,  must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives.  A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy or perhaps both

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If tyranny and oppression ever come to this land it will be under the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.

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  Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.

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The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries.

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If men were angels, no government would be necessary.

Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.

In Republics, the great danger is, that the majority may not sufficiently respect the rights of the minority.

Whenever a youth is ascertained to possess talents meriting an education which his parents cannot afford, he should be carried forward at the public expense.

James Madison
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