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Belief In A God All Powerful

“[T]he belief in a God All Powerful wise & good, is so essential to the moral order of the World & to the happiness of man, that arguments which enforce it cannot be drawn from too many sources nor adapted with too much solicitude to the different characters & capacities to be impressed with it.” 9 more words

Quotes

Sunday Quotation-James Madison

‘It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.’

James Madison

Politics

First Principles: Our Ways and Means Should Balance Our Promises

“There is not a more important and fundamental principle in legislation, than that the ways and means ought always to face the public engagements; that our appropriations should ever go hand in hand with our promises.” 62 more words

First Principles

The Houses of the Presidents

Visiting the houses of early presidents seems to have become a theme in my recent travels. In the last few months, I have been to George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, and James Madison’s Montpelier. 680 more words

  • “There is not a more important and fundamental principle in legislation, than that the ways and means ought always to face the public engagements; that our appropriations should ever go hand in hand with our promises.” ~James Madison (1790)
James Madison

Vices of the Articles of Confederation

 

 

On November 15, 1777, two hundred and forty years ago, the Congress approved the Article of Confederation and sends them to the States.  The Articles would not go into effect until March 1, 1781, after being ratified by all of the 13 States.  3,109 more words