Quote of the Day, Jefferson/Madison edition

Today is James Madison‘s birthday, and what better way to note it than to cite his quotation of Thomas Jefferson in The Federalist #48, something I think you’ll find apropos of our situation today:

“One hundred and seventy-three despots would surely be as oppressive as one. Let those who doubt it, turn their eyes on the republic of Venice. As little will it avail us, that they are chosen by ourselves. An elective despotism was not the government we fought for…

I think I know how Presidents Jefferson and Madison would react to the way ObamaCare was shoved through Congress in the middle of the night by the Democrats, don’t you?

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)

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