If we resort for a criterion to the different principles…




If we resort for a criterion to the different principles…

If we resort for a criterion to the different principles… --James Madison

If we resort for a criterion to the different principles on which different forms of government are established, we may define a republic to be, or at least may bestow that name on, a government which derives all its powers directly or indirectly from the great body of the people, and is administered by persons holding their offices during pleasure for a limited period, or during good behavior.

James Madison

Year: 1788
Context: Federalist No. 39
Tags: criterion, good behavior, government, limited, people, powers, republic



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