Saturday, February 19, 2005

James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston

"We are teaching the world the great truth that Governments do better without Kings & Nobles than with them. The merit will be doubled by the other lesson that Religion Flourishes in greater purity, without than with the aid of Government."

James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822

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Blogger 357martini said...

What are we to think of an individual (Thomas Jefferson)who was willing to sleep with slaves but unwilling to extend human rights to them? Just wonderin...

6:18 AM  
Blogger God Almighty Himself said...

What are we to think of an individual (357martini) who posts a comment about Thomas Jefferson under the heading of a Blog entry about James Madison? Just wonderin...

3:21 PM  
Blogger chip said...

Thomas Jefferson did not sleep with his slave. . .at least, there is no evidence of it. The DNA evidence indicated some member of the family did, but Jefferson was in Paris at the time and, according to new research, the evidence points to a nephew that liked to visit his home with his violin and party with the slaves into the evening.

2:21 PM  

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