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James Madison

March 16, 1751 - June 28, 1836
"The greatest calamity to which the United States can be subject, is a vicissitude of laws, and continual shifting and changing from one object to another, which must expose the people to various inconveniences. This has a certain effect, of which sagacious men always have, and always will make an advantage. From whom is advantage made? From the industrious farmers and tradesman, who are ignorant of the means of making such advantages."source: Virginia Ratifying Convention, June 11, making, self-interest

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