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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.”

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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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