James Madison http://wfae.org en We Are Witnessing Tyranny Of The Minority http://wfae.org/post/we-are-witnessing-tyranny-minority <p>In the classic writing of American political thought, <a href="http://thomas.loc.gov/home/histdox/fed_10.html"><em>Federalist 10</em></a>, James Madison argued that the new constitutional republic would &ldquo;break and control the violence of faction.&rdquo;</p><p>And by a faction, Madison meant &ldquo;a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or a minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adverse to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 18:03:30 +0000 Michael Bitzer 36503 at http://wfae.org We Are Witnessing Tyranny Of The Minority