Quote from John C. Calhoun,
"To maintain the ascendancy of the Constitution over the lawmaking majority is the great and essential point on which the success of the [American] system must depend; unless that ascendancy can be preserved, the necessary consequence must be that the laws will supersede the Constitution; and, finally, the will of the Executive, by influence of its patronage, will supersede the laws ..."
John C. Calhoun (more quotes by John C. Calhoun or books by/about John C. Calhoun)
(1782-1850) American statesman
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