James Madison: Founding Father Quote

James Madison Quote
United States Founding Father

Quote 316 details Share on Google+ - Quote 316 Linked In Share Button - Quote 316 Each State, in ratifying the Constitution, is considered as a sovereign body, independent of all others, and only to be bound by its own voluntary act. In this relation, then, the new Constitution will, if established, be a FEDERAL, and not a NATIONAL constitution.

James Madison: Federalist No. 39, January 1788
The Federalist Papers

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