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Congressional Issues 2012
SOCIETY
Why I Am an "ALARMIST"



Congress should
  • sound the alarm!

Being an "alarmist" is an essential part of being a good American.

Because, it is proper to take alarm at the first experiment on our liberties. We hold this prudent jealousy to be the first duty of citizens, and one of the noblest characteristics of the late Revolution. The freemen of America did not wait till usurped power had strengthened itself by exercise, and entangled the question in precedents. They saw all the consequences in the principle, and they avoided the consequences by denying the principle. We revere this lesson too much, soon to forget it.
James Madison MEMORIAL AND REMONSTRANCE (1785) 3
The Papers of James Madison
. Edited by William T. Hutchinson et al. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1962-77, 8:298-304



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