Monday, April 4, 2011

James Madison Monday ~The Words of Our Founding Fathers~

"The adversaries of the Constitution seem to have lost sight of the PEOPLE altogether in their reasoning on this subject; and to have viewed these different establishments not only as mutual rivals and enemies, but as uncontrolled by any common superior in their efforts to usurp the authorities of each other. These gentlemen must here be reminded of their error. They must be told that the ULTIMATE AUTHORITY, wherever the derivative may be found, RESIDES IN THE PEOPLE ALONE."

-James Madison (Federalist Papers, No.46, p. 294; emphasis added).

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