Thursday, September 24, 2009

James Madison Quote on Excess of Power and Respect

"As a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights. Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions."

-James Madison
National Gazette Essay, March 27, 1792

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