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By Lee Hamilton
Indiana University Center on Representative Government 

Coments on Congress: Our Country Rests on People Doing the Right Thing


Last updated 3/3/2021 at 8:56am

As the events of the past few months have unfolded, I have often found myself wondering what our Founders would have made of it all. Impossible to know, of course, but they had plenty of insight to offer.

In particular, I keep returning to these lines from James Madison. He delivered them during the Virginia convention to ratify the Constitution, arguing that the surest safeguard against legisl...

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