It will be of little avail to the people if the laws are so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.
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 usurpation.
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Politics is the science of who gets what, when, and why.- Sidney Hillman
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Liberty is to faction what air is to fire, an aliment without
which it instantly expires. But it could not be less folly to
abolish liberty, which is essential to political life, because
it nourishes faction, than it would be to wish the annihilation
of air, which is essential to animal life, because it imparts to
fire its destructive agency.
|Birth:||16th March, 1751|
|Death:||28th June, 1836|
James Madison Jr. was born in Port Conway, Virginia, USA. He was an American politician and Founding Father who served as the fourth President of the United States from 1809 to 1817. He is hailed as the "Father of the Constitution" for his pivotal role in drafting and promoting the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. He studied at Princeton University. He served as a U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia(1789-1797), and a United States Secretary of State from 1801-1809.
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