Madison, along with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, authored the Federalist Papers to support the ratification of the Constitution of the United States. He is thought to be the leading force behind this effort and has often been referrred to as the Father of the Constitution.
Madison was determined that the American Experiment should have strong checks and balances to keep an overly ambitions Executive from usuping his authority and decreeing actions to be taken. Remember, the Founders were extremely concerned about the possibility of a King-like Executive (from their experience with England) and the potential for democracy to turn into mob rule where a group of 51% could work their will involuntarily on the large minority which disagreed.
It's kind of ironic that when we look at our current situation here in America we find an Executive in the person of President Obama who is doing just those things which they feared. The current President seems to pass laws by executive fiat, using Executive Orders that clearly should not apply. What's even worse, there are a majority of our elected leaders who cower in fear and are afraid to stand up for the rights of the people. Even the court system tends to go along to get along and the result: tyranny is beginning to worm its way into the fabric of the Republic. If it is not checked sometime soon, we will live the prediction of the Frenchman, de Tocqueville who said the American Experiment would likely die after two hundred years.
Just look at the things that have been done that show this fear to be true. I will only list a few because there are so many more:
+ Gun running to Mexico by the government + NSA spying on American citizens (supposed to have been limited to foreigners) + Continual lawsuits against the states, clearly contrary to the idea of federalism + IRS harassment of law abiding groups +Obamacare, a takeover of the best healthcare by a government system built to fail + Protecting General Motors from bankruptcy with no protection for the primary bond holders + Constant harassment of Christians, particularly ordering Chaplains not to use prayers that mention Jesus Christ +Benghazi and Seal Team 6 (absolute denial of the truth).........and the list goes on and on.
Now I don't care if you are a Republican or Democrat, a Libertarian or a Progressive, the things that are going on, with many more not even identified yet, will destroy the fabric of our society, kill our moral commitment to the truth, and render our nation helpless against tyranny, both from without and within. Think about it, Americans, and commit yourself to changing those things which you know in your heart are not right.
Stand with God, the Constitution and the God-fearing people of the United States. Never take mediocrity and loss of freedom and liberty as a proper direction to follow. Freedom is never free and there is no such thing as a free lunch. Never surrender your principles or your passion for freedom. We can do this, but it will take hard work, courage and determination. Are you up to the challenge?
God bless you and God bless the United States of America.