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Quote from John C. Calhoun,

"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."


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

(1782-1850) American statesman




America, Constitution, Democracy, Government, Integrity, Justice, Republic, Violence


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