The people can never willfully betray their own interests…




The people can never willfully betray their own interests…

The people can never willfully betray their own interests… --James Madison

The people can never willfully betray their own interests: But they may possibly be betrayed by the representatives of the people; and the danger will be evidently greater where the whole legislative trust is lodged in the hands of one body of men, than where the concurrence of separate and dissimilar bodies is required in every public act.

James Madison

Year: 1788
Context: Federalist No. 63
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