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

James Madison Quote

“Learned institutions ought to be favorite objects with every free people. They throw that light over the public mind which is the best security against crafty and dangerous encroachments on public liberty.”

James MadisonJames Madison
~ James Madison

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

What are learned institutions? Public libraries today have been reduce to baby sitting facilities for those who occasion a little fun read. Colleges are nothing more than seminaries progressing the national establishment of religion. Where is the public institution that is enlightening minds concerning liberty, inalienable rights, individual sovereignty, the laws of nature and of nature's God or the nobility of man? What is a public mind or public liberty? Such, are contradictions of terms that only serve to build chaos and collectivism.

Ronw13, Oregon

Erudite institutions vs institutions of indoctrination, Profound knowledge of our Republican form of government vs the dumbing down of so-called institutes of education. Well said Mike, Norwalk.


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