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Quote from Justice Joseph Story,

‘If aliens might be admitted indiscriminately to enjoy all the rights of citizens at the will of a single state, the Union might itself be endangered by an influx of foreigners, hostile to its institutions, ignorant of its powers, and incapable of a due estimate of its privileges.’


Justice Joseph Story (more quotes by Justice Joseph Story or books by/about Justice Joseph Story)

(1779-1845) US Supreme Court Justice


Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, Book 3, §1098 (1833); Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner, eds., The Founders’ Constitution, Volume Two: Preamble through Article I, Section 8, Clause 4 (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2000), 619.

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Immigration, Patriotism, Ignorance, Responsibility, Respect, America


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