A Christmas Message from James Madison, Father Of Our Constitution


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Merry Christmas!

I hope you’re having a wonderful holiday – and thought you might be interested in reading about an important event in history.

December 24, 1798 – the Virginia Senate voted 14-3 to pass resolutions drafted by James Madison (with help from friends like Thomas Jefferson and John Taylor of Caroline) in response to the unconstitutional Alien and Sedition Acts.

Three days earlier, the House passed the same, following up on similar resolutions drafted by Thomas Jefferson and passed by Kentucky the previous month.

As Mike Maharrey notes in his important article on this event, they:

“answer a timeless question: What do we do when the federal government oversteps its constitutional bounds?”

“All too often, we simply ignore it. But James Madison had other ideas. The man known as “The Father of the Constitution” insisted states are “duty bound, to interpose” and arrest “the progress of the evil.”

Please take a few minutes to read the article at the link below, and share this information widely:


I also did my most recent episode of Good Morning Liberty to talk about this article. Just finished up 6 months of the show – now available as both a video and audio-only podcast here:


Thanks again for reading and for all your support! Wishing you a wonderful, safe, and Merry Christmas – and a Happy New Year!

Concordia res parvae crescunt
(small things grow great by concord)

Michael Boldin, TAC