James Madison Anticipates Frank Luntz

According to Richard Brookhiser, author of the recently released JAMES MADISON (p. 28), Mr. Madison was so displeased with evasions of national government under the Articles of Confederation that he thought that Congress should coerce compliance with small detachments of the army or a few warships to dun delinquent states. Madison proposed that revenues from such coercion be labeled “voluntary” contributions.

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