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James Madison: “There are More Instances of the Abridgment of the Freedom of the People by Gradual and Silent Encroachments of Those in Power than by Violent and Sudden Usurpations.”


James Madison (1751-1836) helped frame the Bill of Rights, member of the Continental Congress and rapporteur at the Constitutional Convention in 1776 and 4th President of the United States: In an address to the Virginia Convention he said: I believe there ...

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