Monday, March 9, 2009

The Words of Our Founding Father's---James Madison Monday

Who better for Monday's Founding Father than the Father of the Constitution, James Madison! I still have a lot of studying to do on James Madison, since I don't know much about him. King Ed wrote the title for me! Too good! But so sadly true.

The Stimulus Bill,

"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if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is today, can guess what it will be tomorrow. Law is defined to be a rule of action; but how can that be a rule, which is little known, and less fixed?"

James Madison
(1751-1836), Father of the Constitution for the USA, 4th US President
Source: Federalist Papers 62

1 comment:

  1. So true! I'm going to send this quote to my senators and representative, I may even send it to all of them regardless of wheather they represent my state or not. They all need to see this.