Quotation by James Madison

What is the structure of government that will best guard against the precipitate counsels and factious combinations for unjust purposes, without a sacrifice of the fundamental principle of republicanism?
James Madison (1751–1836), U.S. president. "Majority Governments" (1833). The Mind of the Founder: Sources of the Political Thought of James Madison, p. 525, ed. Marvin Meyers, Indianapolis (1973).
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