James Madison: Founding Father Quote




James Madison Quote
United States Founding Father

Quote 340 details Share on Google+ - Quote 340 Linked In Share Button - Quote 340 Is it not the glory of the people of America, that whilst they have paid a decent regard to the opinions of former times and other nations, they have not suffered a blind veneration for antiquity, for custom, or for names, to overrule the suggestions of their own good sense, the knowledge of their own situation, and the lessons of their own experience? To this manly spirit, posterity will be indebted for the possession, and the world for the example of the numerous innovations displayed on the American theatre, in favor of private rights and public happiness

James Madison: Federalist No. 14, November 30, 1787
The Federalist Papers



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