Founding Father Quotes

A collection of quotes from the authors of the Declaration of Independance and the Constitution of the United States.

James Madison: Founding Father Quote

James Madison Quote
United States Founding Father

If we resort for a criterion to the different principles on which different forms of government are established, we may define a republic to be, or at least may bestow that name on, a government which derives all its powers directly or indirectly from the great body of the people, and is administered by persons holding their offices during pleasure for a limited period, or during good behavior.

: Federalist No. 39, January 1788

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