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

James Madison Quote

“The great security against a gradual concentration of the several powers in the same department consists in giving to those who administer each department the necessary constitutional means and personal motives to resist encroachment of the others.”

James MadisonJames Madison
~ James Madison

Federalist No. 10, November 23, 1787

Ratings and Comments

Patrick Henry, Red Hill

The only certain means of hindering the process of the concentration of governmental power is to populate governments with persons for whom it is a matter of rightly principled conviction that governmental influence and authority, by all necessary measures, ought to be minimized.

Howard, Bangkok

How do you that when their is only 1 Ron Paul and Jefferson is dead.

Mike, Norwalk

It was a great and hopeful concept in its time and place. With concepts such as "Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes it's laws", "You Americans are so gullible. No, you won't accept communism outright, but we'll keep feeding you small doses of socialism until you'll finally wake up and find you already have communism" AND, when the morals and principles related to the laws of nature and of nature's God have been sufficiently eliminated - separate governmental powers of administration matter not. "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." (John Adams)

Ronw13, Oregon

With the uproar of pc snowflakes, bleeding hearts and the indoctrination of socialism, They, invite the executioner to dinner !
To some the OATH IS MORE than just words ! Deregulation, departmental downsizing, lowering taxes across the board shakes the Tree of government in all branches. Spy rings emerge, with globalist, personal intentions. Dry the tears up Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls. Heads are going to roll right out the door. Short of a swing set on the WH lawn, we're off to a good start ! Draining the Swamp has begun. Bureaucrats would do well to resign, rather than be found, to commit Treason ! Then you won't need to worry about if one can be fired or not. Think about your individual health.

Jim K, Austin

Ronw13, Your comments are right on target.


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