Quotation by James Madison

If we are to take for the criterion of truth the majority of suffrages, they ought to be gotten from those philosophic and patriotic citizens who cultivate their reason.
James Madison (1751–1836), U.S. president. Madison to Benjamin Rush, March 7, 1790. W.T. Hutchinson et al., The Papers of James Madison, vol. 13, pp. 93-94, Chicago and Charlottesville, Virginia (1962-1991).
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