James Madison and the Future of Limited Government

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abstract individualism, 85–86
accountability and representative democracy, 169, 171
Acton, John Edward Emerich Dalberg
(Lord Acton), 160–61
Adams, John, 63, 65
adaptive conservatism, 147, 150, 151, 156–57
Afghanistan, 213
African Americans
group representation of, 79–81
reparations for, 89–94
slavery, see slavery
agrarian republicanism, 215–16, 223
agriculture, Indians encouraged to take up, 125–29
alcohol consumption, regulation of, 21–22
Alesina, Alberto, 183
alien and sedition bills of 1798, 63
American Indians, see Indians
American Revolution, 59, 63
Amish, 96, 138
“angels,” Madison's concept of, 9–11, 29
anti-rationalist worldview, 148–51
Appleby, Joyce, 68
Argus myth, Madison's use of, 198
Articles of Confederation, 19–20, 66, 75, 122–25, 196, 217, 224
Australia, 131
authenticity of group representation, 79–81, 93
balance of power, see divided/dual sovereignty
Baptists, 136
Barro, Robert, 203–4
Berns, Walter, 5, 135–45, 231
bifurcation of Bill of Rights, 36
“Big Money,” 176, 177
Bill of Rights, see also first ten amendments
bifurcation of, 33, 36
English, 45, 53–54
enumerated powers and, 33, 34
Jeffersonian interpretation of Madisonian legacy, 59, 65
Madison's support for, 43, 54, 135
state restrictions amendment proposed for, 135, 143–44
Bittker, Boris I., 91
black Americans, see African Americans
Blackstone, William, 50–51
Blaine, James G., 143
Bonus bill (1817), 35
Bowler, Shaun, 177–78
Boyd, Julian P., 59
Brands, H. W., 7
Breckinridge, John, 64
Bretons, 101–2
Broder, David, 169, 170
“Brutus,” 103
Buchanan, James, 2, 7, 9–11, 198–99, 229
Burleigh, William Cecil, Lord, 51
Bush, George W., 68
Butler decision, 21, 34
Cain, Bruce, 176
Calhoun, John C., 14, 67, 82–85
California voter initiatives, 165, 168
Caroline (home of John Taylor), 64, 65
Catholics and Catholic Church, 143, 155, 160–61
Cecil, William (Lord Burleigh), 51
Celtic ethnicity, 101–2
federal government, beneficent acts of, 30
private rather than public good, as, 194
Charles I (King of England), 48
“Charters” essay (Madison), 198
checks and balances, see divided/dual sovereignty
Cherokees, 126–29, see also Indians China, 208


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