Monday, May 21, 2012

Monday's Bon Mots

Today's words of wisdom come from the father of the American Constitution, James Madison (1751-1836):

"If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. 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."

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