Madison on Regulation

Federalist 62: To trace the mischievous effects of a mutable government would fill a volume. I will hint a few only, each of which will be perceived to be a source of innumerable others.   In the first place, it forfeits the respect and confidence of other...

Madisonian Reform of Congress

Yuval Levin at National Review: Most often, proposals for reform are what we might call (following the political scientist Daniel Stid) Wilsonian rather than Madisonian: Implicitly following the advice of Woodrow Wilson, they aim to remake Congress along the model of...

Conservatism and History

Martin Skold and J. Furman Daniel at The Bulwark: As George Will articulated in his recent book, one of few constants in American conservatism over the centuries is its veneration of the Madisonian Constitution, not merely as a legal system to be manipulated or...

Madison on Law and Language

From Federalist 37: The experience of ages, with the continued and combined labors of the most enlightened legislatures and jurists, has been equally unsuccessful in delineating the several objects and limits of different codes of laws and different tribunals of...