JAMES MADISON’S BIRWe all keep learning. I didn’t know that James Madison’s birthday, today, is also observed as Freedom of Information Day. That’s because the Fourth President of the United States, born in 1751, said some very important things. One thing I don’t want to do in this spot is talk politics. This blog is to be a focus for reasons for daily celebrations. But what part of the body Demopublican you represent, we can all agree, I think with these quotes from James Madison.
“The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.”― James Madison
“Philosophy is common sense with big words.” ― James Madison
If tyranny and oppression come to this land it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.” ― James Madison
“Americans have the right and advantage of being armed – unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.”― James Madison
Here are more quotes from James Madison: JamesMadison1751
Somehow this all takes me back to my sophomore American History class and my teacher, Mr. Randall, whose eyes would fill with tears when he spoke to us about the wonder of our country’s history. I’ve never forgotten that. Today is also the beginning of Sunshine Week. I think that’s a good thing.