You Must Oblige the Government to Control Itself

James Madison

James Madison

“In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.” —James Madison, Federalist No. 51

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