James Madison Quotes

There never was a government without force.... A governement leaving it to a man to do his duty, or not, as he pleases, would be a new species of government , or rather no government at all.

 
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James Madison, Statement, Virginia Constitutional Ratifying Convention Quoted in Jacob Lew. "America and the Global Economy: The Case for U. S. Leadership", Foreign Policy, May - June, 2016

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James Madison
James Madison
  • Born: March 16, 1751
  • Died: June 28, 1836
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: President

James Madison Jr. was an American statesman and Founding Father who served as the fourth president of the United States from 1809 to 1817. He is hailed as the "Father of the Constitution" for his pivotal role in drafting and promoting the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

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