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As a historian, I thought the defining moment in last night’s third and final presidential debate came when moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News asked Donald Trump if he was prepared to accept the outcome of next month’s election should he be defeated.  1,021 more words

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  • “In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.” ~James Madison, Federalist Paper #51
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Big House, Up Close: Montpelier in Orange, VA

Montpelier is the gorgeous VA home of our fourth president, James Madison and his wife, Dolley. The home and surrounding plantation were established in the 1700s by James Madison’s grandfather, Ambrose. 950 more words

  • “[T]he general government is not to be charged with the whole power of making and administering laws: its jurisdiction is limited to certain enumerated objects, which concern all the members of the republic, but which are not to be attained by the separate provisions of any.” ~James Madison (1787)
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  • “When the people become ignorant and corrupt, when they degenerate…they are incapable of exercising the sovereignty. USURPATION is then an easy attainment, and an USURPER soon found.” ~President James Monroe his Inaugural 1817
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  • “All men having power ought to be distrusted.” ~James Madison
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  • “As the COURTS are generally the last in making the decision, it results to them, by refusing or not refusing to execute a law, to stamp it with its final character.
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