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

James Madison Quote

β€œIt 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 β€” we must apply our perpetual attention upon our representatives to keep them in check.


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