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James Madison

James Madison (March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836) was the 4th President of the United States (1809–1817). He was co-author, with John Jay and Alexander Hamilton, of the Federalist Papers, and is often said to be the Father of the United States Constitution.

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  • "Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other."[1]
Simple: Of every enemy to people's liberty, war might be the worst of them, because it helps build all the other enemies.
  • "No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare."[1]    
Simple: No country can keep its freedom when it is fighting wars.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Letters and Other Writings of James Madison (1865), Volume IV, page 491.

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