"The Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms shall NOT be infringed."
"The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them." --Thomas Jefferson
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Saturday, February 13, 2016
"as it ought to guard the Constitution agst. encroachments of the Executive who will be apt to form combinations with the demagogues of the popular branch."
June 12, 1787
In Committee of Whole
Mr. Randolph was for the term of 7 years. The democratic licentiousness of the State Legislatures proved the necessity of a firm Senate. The object of this 2d. branch is to controul the democratic branch of the Natl. Legislature. If it be not a firm body, the other branch being more numerous, and coming immediately from the people, will overwhelm it. The Senate of Maryland constituted on like principles had been scarcely able to stem the popular torrent. No mischief can be apprehended, as the concurrence of the other branch, and in some measure, of the Executive, will in all cases be necessary. A firmness & independence may be the more necessary also in this branch, as it ought to guard the Constitution agst. encroachments of the Executivewho will be apt to form combinations with the demagogues of the popular branch.
[The Writings of James Madison, comprising his Public Papers and his
Private Correspondence, including his numerous letters and documents now
for the first time printed, ed. Gaillard Hunt (New York: G.P. Putnam’s
Sons, 1900). Vol. 3. Online Library of Liberty. Liberty Fund, Inc. Vol.
3 June 6, 1787.]