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" The late rebellion in Massachusetts has given more alarm, than I think it should have done. Calculate that one rebellion in... "
Inquiry into the origin and course of Political Parties - Page 41
by Martin Van Buren - 1867
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Jefferson: Political Writings

Thomas Jefferson - History - 1999 - 623 pages
...chief criticisms are its "omission of a bill of rights" and his fears re a strong central government - "I own I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive. " v1. 5 To Edward Carrington, May 27, 1788 v1. 6 To James Madison, July 31, 1788 Plea for...
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Compromise and the Constitution: The Political Thought of Henry Clay

Kimberly C. Shankman - Political Science - 1999 - 129 pages
...liberty; shortly after the Constitution was written, he wrote to remind his friend James Madison that "I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive." As the possibility of oppression increased proportionate to the distance of the government...
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The Price of Liberty: Benjamin Franklin Wept

Tedd Adamovich - Fiction - 2000 - 236 pages
...street and publicly flog him." "That's a bit strong, don't you think?" "Heck no. Jefferson also said, 'I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.' He was exactly right, and that's exactly what we've got. They judge how good Congress...
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Power Versus Liberty: Madison, Hamilton, Wilson, and Jefferson

James H. Read - Political Science - 2000 - 201 pages
...liberty of those subject to its authority, even — perhaps especially — in a popular government. "I own I am not a friend to a very energetic government," Jefferson wrote to Madison. "It is always oppressive."4 For Wilson energetic government and popular...
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Understanding Liberalism: A History and Analysis of the Politics of the Last ...

Virgil R. Cowart - Political Science - 2001 - 384 pages
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Il pensiero gerarchico in Europa: XVIII-XIX secolo

Antonella Alimento, Cristina Cassina - History - 2002 - 354 pages
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Il pensiero gerarchico in Europa: XVIII-XIX secolo

Antonella Alimento, Cristina Cassina - History - 2002 - 354 pages
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The Federalist: With Letters of Brutus

Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay - History - 2003 - 575 pages
...letter, and still less in spirit. This of course echoed '4 Here again Jefferson is an apparent exception: "I own I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive." Jefferson to Madison, December 20, 1787, in JPW, p. 362. Later, as President (1801-08),...
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