“I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”
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In honor of James Madison’s birthday, March 16, 1751, read Kevin Gutzman’s groundbreaking study of our 4th president’s political thought.
In this podcast, you’ll learn the history and the Constitutional basis for the principle of nullification – and how it’s an essential part of the American tradition.
In one of his final acts as president, James Madison did something almost unthinkable by modern standards: he vetoed a bill solely on Constitutional grounds.
On 02-26-09, a number of Virginia State Representative intrduced House Resolution 61, which reads: RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, That the Congress of the United States be urged to honor state sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. The Commonwealth of Virginia hereby claims sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment [...]
by David Gordon, Mises.org The dedication of Restoring the Lost Constitution, “To James Madison and Lysander Spooner,” at once alerts us that we confront an unusual book. During the Constitutional Convention, Madison supported a strong national government; Spooner, by contrast, subjected to withering criticism the notion that the people of the United States had consented [...]