If it be asked what is to restrain the House of Representatives…




If it be asked what is to restrain the House of Representatives…

If it be asked what is to restrain the House of Representatives… --James Madison

If it be asked what is to restrain the House of Representatives from making legal discriminations in favor of themselves and a particular class of the society? I answer, the genius of the whole system, the nature of just and constitutional laws, and above all the vigilant and manly spirit which actuates the people of America, a spirit which nourishes freedom, and in return is nourished by it.

James Madison

Year: 1788
Context: Federalist No. 57
Tags: a spirit which nourishes freedom, legal discriminations, particular class of the society, restrain the House of Representatives, the genius of the whole system, the nature of just and constitutional laws, the people of America, vigilant and manly spirit



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