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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: James Madison (1751–1836)
QUOTATION: Equal laws protecting equal rights … the best guarantee of loyalty & love of country.
ATTRIBUTION: JAMES MADISON, letter to Jacob De La Motta, August 1820.—The Writings of James Madison, ed. Gaillard Hunt, vol. 9, p. 30 (1910).

These words are inscribed in the Madison Memorial Hall, Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Building.
SUBJECTS: Equality