Monday, September 15, 2008

Quote of the day

"Those who are to conduct a war cannot in the nature of things, be proper or safe judges, whether a war ought to be commenced, continued, or concluded. They are barred from the latter functions by a great principle in free government, analogous to that which separates the sword from the purse, or the power of executing from the power of enacting laws.... " - James Madison, Helvidius No. 1 Aug. 24, 1793

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