James MadisonJames Madison, (1751-1836), Father of the Constitution for the USA, 4th US President

James Madison Quote

“It has been said that all Government is an evil. It would be more proper to say that the necessity of any Government is a misfortune. This necessity however exists; and the problem to be solved is, not what form of Government is perfect, but which of the forms is least imperfect.”

James MadisonJames Madison
~ James Madison

to an unidentified correspondent, 1833

Ratings and Comments


E Archer, NYC

Succinctly put!  And therein lies our dilemma  we must apply our perpetual attention upon our representatives to keep them in check.

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