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About Judges

At the establishment of our Constitution the Judiciary bodies were supposed to be the most helpless and harmless members of our Government.  Experience, however, soon showed in what way they were to become the most dangerous.  That the insufficiency of the means provided for their removal gave them a free hold and irresponsability in office that their decisions seeming to concern individual suitors own passed silently and un-heeded by the public at large.  That these decisions , never the less, become law by pressident sapping little by little the foundations of the constitution and working its change by construction before anyone has percieved that invisible and helpless worm has been busily employed consuming its substance.  In truth a man is not made to be trusted for life if secured against all liability to account.

– Thomas Jefferson

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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.