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Quote from James Madison,

"Wherever the real power in a Government lies, there is the danger of oppression.
In our Governments the real power lies in the majority of the community,
and the invasion of private rights is chiefly to be apprehended,
not from acts of Government contrary to the sense of its constituents,
but from acts in which the Government is the mere instrument
of the major number of the Constituents."


James Madison (more quotes by James Madison or books by/about James Madison)

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


in a letter to Thomas Jefferson in 1788


Collectivist, Congress, Democracy, Government, Oppression, Power, Rights


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