John C. Calhoun: Selected Writings and Speeches

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Regnery Pub., 2003 - 725 pages

"Constitutions stand to governments, as laws do to individuals. As the object of laws is, to regulate and restrain the actions of individuals, so as to prevent one from oppressing or doing violence to another, so, in like manner, that of constitutions is, to regulate and restrain the actions of governments, so that those who exercise its powers, shall not oppress or do violence to the rest of the community."

-John C. Calhoun, Selected Writings and Speeches

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A Discourse on the Constitution and Government
61
Speech on the Report of the Foreign Relations
223
Speech on Commercial Treaty with Great Britain
233
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