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Your Founding Father September 17, 2009

Posted by Beth in Miscellaneous Musings, Politics, Uncategorized.
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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 defense, 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

Just in case you missed it at the bottom of 3 Ring Binder‘s post “Memorizing the Preamble:

Celebrate the Constitution and find out which Founding Father you’re most like.

–Then let me know which one you are most like!

(I am most like 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, (1751-1836), Father of the Constitution for the USA, 4th US President, Source: in a letter to Thomas Jefferson in 1788


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