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Patrick Henry: “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government

February 21, 2010

HT Ilyn Ross Patrick Henry: "The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government — lest it comes to dominate our lives and interests."

The Picture is Peter F. Rothermel's "Patrick Henry Before the Virginia House of Burgesses", a painting of Patrick Henry's "If this be treason, make the most of it!" speech against the Stamp Act of 1765

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