James Madison Says…

Posted: January 5, 2011 in political quotes
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With respect to the words general welfare, I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators.

James Madison (1751-1836), Father of the Constitution, 4th US President

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