A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it,
is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or perhaps both.
Knowledge will forever govern ignorance.
And a people who mean to be their own governours,
must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
— James Madison in a letter to W. T. Barry, August 4, 1822
- Image: James Madison Building of the Library of Congress, the official James Madison Memorial for the nation.
- Believe it or not, this was a letter complimenting Kentucky on a recent law designed to spend money on education. Tempus fugit, and all.
- Texas Lege to throw education under the bus (history)