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The Gross National Debt

I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.

James Madison
(U.S. President 1809-1817)

A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.

Gerald R. Ford
(U.S. President 1974-1977)

It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood. (Federalist Paper No. 62).

James Madison, 1788
(U.S. President 1809-1817)

Extreme taxation, excessive controls, oppressive government competition with business, frustrated minorities and forgotten Americans are not the products of free enterprise. They are the residue of centralized bureaucracy, of government by a self-anointed elite.

Ronald Reagan, 1977
(U.S. President 1981-1989)

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

John Adams, 1798
(U.S. President 1797-1801)

The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.

James Madison, 1788
(U.S. President 1809-1817)

Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption.

James Garfield, 1877
(U.S. President 1881)

The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground. As yet our spirits are free.

Thomas Jefferson, 1788
(U.S. President 1801-1809)