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

James Madison Quote

“It is sufficiently obvious, that persons and property are the two great subjects on which Governments are to act; and that the rights of persons, and the rights of property, are the objects, for the protection of which Government was instituted. These rights cannot well be separated.”

James MadisonJames Madison
~ James Madison

Speech at the Virginia Convention, December 2, 1829

Ratings and Comments

E Archer, NYC

Absolutely. This is the basis of the American republican form of government. It may be sufficiently obvious, but the assault on the rights of persons and property has been incessant.

Patrick Henry, Red Hill

A signal, what ought to be universally understood, self evident Truth of the nation's founding.

Don Lee, Reno

True, all western govts were invented to protect property, it was the market who wrote the original laws of equality based on monetary values.


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