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Friday, January 18, 2013

“We come to take counsel of the dead."

Daniel Webster, speech to the Washington Benevolent Society, 4 July, 1812:

The world may be assured that we know our rights and shall exercise them. We shall express our opinions on this [war], as on every measure of the government--I trust without passion, I am certain without fear. By the exercise of our constitutional right of suffrage, by the peaceable remedy of election, we shall seek to restore wisdom to our councils, and peace to our country.

Granted, he's no Mitch McConnell, but that's not too shabby...


January 18, 2013 in Constitution, Schmonstitution | Permalink


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