The Art of Tetman Callis

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Litmus testing

October 28th, 2012 · 2 Comments

“The candid citizen must confess that if the policy of the government upon vital questions, affecting the whole people, is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, the instant they are made, in ordinary litigation between parties, in personal actions, the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that extent practically resigned their government into the hands of that eminent tribunal.  Nor is there in this view any assault upon the court or the judges.  It is a duty from which they may not shrink, to decide the cases properly brought before them; and it is no fault of theirs if others seek to turn their decisions to political purposes.” – Abraham Lincoln, “First Inaugural Address”

Tags: American Civil War · Lit & Crit · Politics & Law

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Averil Dean // Oct 29, 2012 at 6:28 am

    Abe Lincoln for president!

  • 2 Tetman Callis // Oct 29, 2012 at 6:41 am

    dig ‘im up afore it’s too late an’ all.

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