Every new regulation concerning commerce or revenue…




Every new regulation concerning commerce or revenue…

Every new regulation concerning commerce or revenue… --James Madison

Every new regulation concerning commerce or revenue; or in any manner affecting the value of the different species of property, presents a new harvest to those who watch the change and can trace its consequences; a harvest reared not by themselves but by the toils and cares of the great body of their fellow citizens. This is a state of things in which it may be said with some truth that laws are made for the few not for the many.

James Madison

Year: 1788
Context: Federalist No. 62
Tags: citizens, laws, property, regulation, revenue, the few, the many



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