Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Founders' Daily Quote: 3 Sept 08

"There is little need of commentary upon this clause. No man can well doubt the propriety of placing a president of the United States under the most solemn obligations to preserve, protect, and defend the constitution. It is a suitable pledge of his fidelity and responsibility to his country; and creates upon his conscience a deep sense of duty, by an appeal, at once in the presence of God and man, to the most sacred and solemn sanctions, which can operate upon the human mind."

--Joseph Story (Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833); Reference: Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 545.

Well stated. I guess they must have loved America. If we had this press corps back then, they would have tried to convince us that they were too far to the right...hmm.

Cross-posted @ Rosemary's News and Ideas.

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