James Madison (March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836) was the 4th President of the United States (1809–1817). He was co-author, with John Jay and Alexander Hamilton, of the Federalist Papers, and is often said to be the Father of the United States Constitution.
- "Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other."
- Simple: Of every enemy to people's liberty, war might be the worst of them, because it helps build all the other enemies.
- "No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare."
- Simple: No country can keep its freedom when it is fighting wars.
- Letters and Other Writings of James Madison (1865), Volume IV, page 491.