Saturday, March 19, 2005

Some words from James Madison

Today I found an interesting quote that James Madison wrote in Federalist Paper #10 that pertains to the whole "activist judges" thing and the idea that if the majority of the population votes for something, it must be right.

[M]easures are too often decided, not according to the rules of justice and the rights of the minor party, but by the superior force of an interested and overbearing majority.

The whole article is entitled "The Utility of the Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection" and is basically about how the government needs to safeguard individual rights against the passions of various factions. Very interesting reading.


At 8:02 AM, Anonymous the_methotaku said...

The atttude of right-wingers to the Founders is much like their attitude tword Jesus: They reverece the names and images of the Founding Fathers while ignoring what they actually said and wrote.


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