Mr. Webster on “A Fading Constitution”

Posted by Lawrence Taylor on 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.

  • saltypig

    “Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.”
    ~ Daniel Webster

  • no6

    Has anyone ever heard of Sobriety Court run by Judge Mackenzie in District Court 52-1 in Oakland County Michigan?

    I understand this judge runs a kangaroo court.