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Preamble To The United States Constitution, James Madison, John Adams


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"We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union,

establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence,

promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves

and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United

States of America."

-- Preamble To The United States Constitution





"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

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

Source: in a letter to Thomas Jefferson in 1788




"All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America

arise not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation,

nor from want of honor or virtue, so much as downright ignorance

of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation."

-- John Adams

(1735-1826) Founding Father, 2nd US President

Source: in a letter to Thomas Jefferson in 1787


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