Archive for April 18th, 2007

Mr. Webster on “A Fading Constitution”

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

I am delighted and encouraged by the flood of visitors and emails in response to the last post, “A Fading Constitution”.  In replying to some of them, something Daniel Webster once said a century and a half ago chewed away in the back of my mind.  I found it on the internet:


“I apprehend no danger to our country from a foreign foe… Our destruction,
should it come at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention of
the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and
negligence, I must confess that I do apprehend some danger.”


A prescient fellow, Mr. Webster.

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