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

James Madison Quote

“I go on the principle that a public debt is a public curse, and in a Republican Government a greater curse than any other.”

James MadisonJames Madison
~ James Madison

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

I would have to read this in context before rating it. As this particular snippet stands, I agree up to the comma but then a what ?. What is the specific reference to 'Republican Government' here?

Robert, Somewhere in Europe

Tell that to the Federal Reserve - the Republican party is a curse on society and is responsible for decimating the middle class. They are also responsible for the mess we are in around the world - death and destruction follows in their wake...

Bobble, No. Ferrisburgh, VT

It IS interesting, isn't it: how each of us carries a general-yet- deep position on governments, their responsibilities and their rights. Yet when statements are made, we need to analyze the ins and outs of the words to determine whether or not we agree with the stated statement. IT'S THE DETAILS THAT COUNT. ( Which 'minds me of "It's the ____, stupid" but I can't recall from whom or about what ! )

Bruski, Naples FL

We were once a Republic.

We are now.......????

Our debts both current and into the future will bury us.

Semper Fi.

Mark S.W., Denver

"...the Republican party is a curse on society and is... ...responsible for the mess we are in around the world - death and destruction follows in their wake..." - so, by this I surmise you exonerate Democrats from their participation in all the illegal wars they allowed during their Defense Contractors Jubilees in Viet Nam, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq, et al, ad nauseam? The only curse is, elected officials acting unConstitutional, and a brainwashed/MSM-engaged populace caring more for Illegal Aliens, Oprah and Super Bowls, than Patriotism, Liberty, and Rule of Law.

Ronw13, Yachats Or

Madison and Jefferson, it is interesting in opposition to the first party, the federalist, they formed the democratic republican party. The cause for liberating the poor and needy demands there be ( No respect of persons ) in judgment of their need. Opportunity without oppression. Tyranny resides in present day within both parties. " He will surely reprove you, if ye do secretly accept persons " Job 13:10. " To whom hast thou uttered words ? and whose spirit came from thee ?

Jim K, Austin

Robert , I'm a Libertarian, and no Republican, but your comment is stupid and ludicrous.


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