Sunday, March 8, 2009

What Kind of Government Do We Have?

"When a strict interpretation of the Constitution... is abandoned, and the theoretical opinions of individuals are allowed to control its meaning, we no longer have a Constitution; we are under the government of individual men, who for the time being have power to declare what the Constitution is, according to their own views of what it ought to mean."

Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Curtiss
March 6, 1857,
dissenting from the Dred Scott ruling that slaves were property

1 comment:

Busy Grandma said...

Looking for you dear friend.I have created a blogger account so you can check me out sometime. thinking about you and in my prayers...
Your friend in Christ,
Elsie <><