John Caldwell Calhoun

John Caldwell Calhoun

The Government of the absolute majority instead of the Government of the people is but the Government of the strongest interests; and when not efficiently checked, it is the most tyrannical and oppressive that can be devised.More John Caldwell Calhoun quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Protection and patriotism are reciprocal.More John Caldwell Calhoun quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The surrender of life is nothing to sinking down into acknowledgment of inferiority.More John Caldwell Calhoun quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More John Caldwell Calhoun quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Irresponsible power is inconsistent with liberty, and must corrupt those who exercise it.More John Caldwell Calhoun quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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