James Madison: Founding Father Quote




James Madison Quote
United States Founding Father

Quote 382 details Share on Google+ - Quote 382 Linked In Share Button - Quote 382 Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.

James Madison: speech to the Virginia Ratifying Convention, June 6, 1788
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