James Madison on Framing A Government

A few days ago, while reading an article on health care reform, I came across this great quote from James Madison.

In these Words of Freedom you can see the foresight our founding father had and perhaps a glimpse of their fear of the future.

“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

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George W. Bush On Justice

Last night, with the news Osama bin Laden had been killed by US Special Forces, I was reminded of these words from President Bush’s speech to a join t session of Congress immediately following the terrorist attacks of 9/11:

“Tonight we are a country awakened to danger and called to defend freedom. Our grief has turned to anger, and anger to resolution. Whether we bring our enemies to justice, or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done.” ~ George W. Bush, September 20, 2001