The safety and happiness of society are the objects at which all political institutions aim, and to which all such institutions must be sacrificed.
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Source Notes: Source: JAMES MADISON, The Federalist, ed. Benjamin F. Wright, no. 43, p. 316 .These words are inscribed in the Madison Memorial Hall, Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Building.
James Madison (March 16, 1751 June 28, 1836) was the fourth (1809 1817) President of the United States. He was co-author, with John Jay and Alexander Hamilton, of the Federalist Papers, and is traditionally regarded as the Father of the United States Constitution.