By Amy Perruso and Doug Robertson
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 28, 2013
~~<p><em>"If men were angels, government would not be necessary."</em> — Federalist No. 51.</p>
"If men were angels, government would not be necessary." — Federalist No. 51.
Founding Father James Madison, writing in the Federalist papers, recognized the necessity of limiting the political power available to naturally ambitious citizens in a democracy in order to prevent abuse and corruption. Login for more...