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…

If it be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security… --Alexander Hamilton

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.

Alexander Hamilton

Year: 1794
Context: Essay in the American Daily Advertiser
Tags: Constitution, duty, free, government, laws, principle, republic, respect, sacred, security, vital



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