A Higher Principle to Government.
July 25th, 2008
Santa Cruz, California
Received by FAB
I am here, James Madison.
I am new to your channeling, but I see you have a good working knowledge of those momentous times. Yes, and despite what you may read, many of us did indeed have a high way of thinking.
We were mortals, and we had to consider the material. But in addition, we thought differently. But we were certainly not mystics. We were very much of the earth, and yet we had a vision, which we tried to translate in political terms. Yes, vision is the right word, the application of a higher principle to government.
The way we saw it, we simply had to compromise over the slavery issue. We felt there was no other way, if the thirteen colonies would form one unified country. It is very easy to criticize with the perspective of over two hundred years.
At any rate, our work continues in the present.
James Madison, Jr. (March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836) was an American politician and the fourth President of the United States (1809–1817), and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Madison was the last founding father to die. Considered to be the “Father of the Constitution”, he was the principal author of the document. In 1788, he wrote over a third of the Federalist Papers, still the most influential commentary on the Constitution. The first President to have served in the United States Congress, he was a leader in the first Congresses, he drafted many basic laws and was responsible for the first ten amendments to the Constitution (said to be based on the Virginia Declaration of Rights), and thus is also known as the “Father of the Bill of Rights”. As a political theorist, Madison’s most distinctive belief was that the new republic needed checks and balances to limit the powers of special interests, which Madison called factions. He believed very strongly that the new nation should fight against aristocracy and corruption and was deeply committed to creating mechanisms that would ensure republicanism in the United States. (Source: Wikipedia)