After watching Senator Paul's speech and becoming intrigued by the Madison line I began searching for the source which his notes did not provide. In my search I encountered dozens of articles citing the line, most attributed to Senator Paul. After a thorough search using google I could not locate the passage in question.….Continue
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Virginia, the two Carolinas and Georgia, may be said to defray three fourths of the annual expense of supporting the federal government; and of this great sum annually furnished by them, nothing, or next to nothing, is returned to them in the shape of government expenditure. - Senator Thomas Hart Benton