I own myself the friend to a very free system of commerce, and hold it as a truth…




I own myself the friend to a very free system of commerce, and hold it as a truth…

I own myself the friend to a very free system of commerce, and hold it as a truth… --James Madison

I own myself the friend to a very free system of commerce, and hold it as a truth, that commercial shackles are generally unjust, oppressive and impolitic — it is also a truth, that if industry and labour are left to take their own course, they will generally be directed to those objects which are the most productive, and this in a more certain and direct manner than the wisdom of the most enlightened legislature could point out.

James Madison

Year: 1789
Context: Speech to the Congress of the United States
Tags: Wisdom, commerce, enlightened, free system, legislature, productive, shackles, truth



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