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Quote from John C. Calhoun,

"The government of the absolute majority is but the government of the strongest interests; and when not effectively checked, is the most tyrannical and oppressive that can be devised... [To read the Constitution is to realize that] no free system was ever farther removed from the principle that the absolute majority, without check or limitation, ought to govern."


John C. Calhoun (more quotes by John C. Calhoun or books by/about John C. Calhoun)

(1782-1850) American statesman


Speech given in the US Senate against the Force Bill, February 16, 1833


Constitution, Democracy, Government, Republic, Tyranny


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