James Madison: Founding Father Quote




James Madison Quote
United States Founding Father

Quote 390 details Share on Google+ - Quote 390 Linked In Share Button - Quote 390 We have heard of the impious doctrine in the old world, that the people were made for kings, not kings for the people. Is the same doctrine to be revived in the new, in another shape — that the solid happiness of the people is to be sacrificed to the views of political institutions of a different form? It is too early for politicians to presume on our forgetting that the public good, the real welfare of the great body of the people, is the supreme object to be pursued; and that no form of government whatever has any other value than as it may be fitted for the attainment of this object.

James Madison: Federalist No. 45, January 26, 1788
The Federalist Papers



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