The Government is No Longer a Limited One…

James Madison

James Madison

“If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions.” — James Madison, Letter to Edmund Pendelton, 1792.

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Filed under Abuse & Misuse of Power, Checks & Balances in Government, Enumerated Powers & Delegated Authority, Federalism, Founding Fathers, James Madison, Limited Government, Statism, Tyranny

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