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Daniel Webster

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The people's government, made for the people, made by the people, and answerable to the people.

 
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All lawful authority, legislative, and executive, originates from the people. Power in the people is like light in the sun: native, original, inherent, and unlimited by anything human. In governors it may be compared to the reflected light of the moon, for it is only borrowed, delegated, and limited by the intention of the people; whose it is, and to whom governors are to consider themselves aa responsible, while the people are answerable only to God; themselves being the losers, if they pursue a false scheme of politics.

 
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