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John C. Calhoun, Rhode Island Declaration Of Rights Article I, Section I, Thomas Jefferson


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"Stripped of all its covering, the naked question is,

whether ours is a federal or consolidated government;

a constitutional or absolute one;

a government resting solidly on the basis

of the sovereignty of the States,

or on the unrestrained will of a majority;

a form of government, as in all other unlimited ones,

in which injustice, violence, and force must ultimately prevail."

-- John C. Calhoun

(1782-1850) American statesman





"The constitution which at any time exists,

till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole people,

is sacredly obligatory upon all."

-- Rhode Island Declaration of Rights Article I, Section I




"A democracy is nothing more than mob rule,

where fifty-one percent of the people may

take away the rights of the other forty-nine."

-- Thomas Jefferson

(1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President

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