Monday, August 15, 2016

Overgrown

"A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty. The means of defence against foreign danger have been always the instruments of tyranny at home."
--James Madison
(1751-1836), Father of the Constitution for the USA, 4th US President
Source: Speech, Constitutional Convention (1787-06-29), from Max Farrand's Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, vol. I[1] (1911), p. 465

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