If it be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security…
If it be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be, An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws – the first growing out of the last. […] A sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free government.
Context: Essay in the American Daily Advertiser
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