LeRoy Collins Commentary 180

Commentary #180
18 June 2008

Patriot's Daily Quote

James Madison, is regarded by historians as the principal architect of the U.S. Constitution. Since his work there was completed almost a decade prior to his quote here attached, one has to conclude he had time to think about the gravity of what he was saying,.....spoken on the Floor of the U.S. Congress in 1794.

My, how things have changed over the years. It does not take many hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, and/or cataclysmic floods for the Federal aid to spin out of control. Now CAUTION,....do not blame overspending on war, because DEFENSE OF THE NATION IS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITY (e.g. remember the first paragraph of the Constitution: ...."PROVIDE for the common defense, PROMOTE the general welfare,....." etc. There is a big difference in the Federal Action called for by these two verbs. LC

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"The government of the United States is a definite government, confined to specified objects. It is not like the state governments, whose powers are more general. Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government."

-- James Madison (speech in the House of Representatives, 10 January 1794)

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/s/ LeRoy Collins, Jr.
www.leroycollins.org


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