It is sufficiently obvious, that persons and property are the two great subjects…




It is sufficiently obvious, that persons and property are the two great subjects…

It is sufficiently obvious, that persons and property are the two great subjects… --James Madison

It is sufficiently obvious, that persons and property are the two great subjects on which Governments are to act; and that the rights of persons, and the rights of property, are the objects, for the protection of which Government was instituted. These rights cannot well be separated.

James Madison

Year: 1829
Context: Speech at the Virginia Ratifying Convention
Tags: government, persons, property, protection, rights



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