Oliver Ellsworth

Oliver Ellsworth

The sole purpose and effect of it is to exclude persecution and to secure the important right of religious liberty.More Oliver Ellsworth quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Legislatures have no right to set up an inquisition and examine into the private opinions of men. Test-laws are useless and ineffectual, unjust and tyrannical.More Oliver Ellsworth quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Liberty is a word which, according as it is used, comprehends the most good and the most evil of any in the world.More Oliver Ellsworth quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Liberty is a word which, according as it is used, comprehends the most good and the most evil of any in the world. Justly understood it is sacred next to those which we appropriate in divine adoration; but in the mouths of some it means anything, which enervate a necessary government; excite a jealousy of the rulers who are our own choice, and keep society in confusion for want of a power sufficiently concentered to promote good.More Oliver Ellsworth quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The powers of congress must be defined, but their means must be adequate to the purposes of their constitution. It is possible there may be abuses and misapplications; still, it is better to hazard something than to hazard at all.More Oliver Ellsworth quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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