Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Great Quotes: James Madison

Like other Founding Fathers, James Madison (the "Father of the Constitution") was a great source for quotes on government. This particular quote strikes me because, like so many other wise sayings, it still rings true today:

"All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree."

In a space of less than two years the Federal government has seized an unprecedented amount of power over the economy and Americans' health with the so-called Obamacare bill, is trying to gain even greater authority with a financial reform bill that would potentially allow the Fed to intervene in the affairs of any company it deems "too big to fail", and is committing our country to ever increasing deficit spending that will enslave our children with insurmountable debt.

Maybe it's time we took Madison's advice and distrusted the power-hungry politicians in our government enough to kick the bums out come election time.

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