V. Government Myths and Facts

“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, 16 June 1788) Reference: Bartlett’s Quotations (352) #1 Government creates wealth for the nation. ~ Myth Fact: The
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IV. Governmental Philosophy of the Founders and Framers

“An elective despotism was not the government we fought for; but one in which the powers of government should be so divided and balanced among the several bodies of magistracy as that no one could transcend their legal limits without being effectually checked and restrained by the others.” – –James Madison, Federalist No. 58, 1788
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