Daniel WebsterDaniel Webster, (1782-1852) US Senator

Daniel Webster Quote

“There is no happiness, there is no liberty, there is no enjoyment of life, unless a man can say, when he rises in the morning, I shall be subject to the decision of no unwise judge today.”

Daniel WebsterDaniel Webster
~ Daniel Webster

Speech, 10 March 1831

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    A.H, TX    10/24/09

    Isn't it terrifying that this is what America has become?

    jim k, austin

    And Federal Judges are appointed for life.

    E Archer, NYC

    Webster would be appalled at the America of 'today.'

    Waffler, Smith

    Judges are people too. A perfect or absolutely wise judiciary is a myth, grow up y'all. Life has vagaries and is often unjust grow up y'all. Not being able to have absolute perfection does not mean that we cannot keep trying and "be happy if we have a mind to". You know you also cannot rollerskate in a Buffalo herd, so get use to it. I give him two stars for I feel we should keep trying but not throw in the towel at a few unfortunate vagaries. Freedom must be constanly worked for.

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    RBESRQ    10/29/09

    Isn't that an oxymoron? to find an unwise judge is easy its the wise one's that are difficult to find.

    just wondering ..., anytown, usa

    How can this be sourced from a speech by Webster given 10 March 1931 if his lfe spanned 1782/1852 - the previous century?

    Waffler, Smith

    Good analysis RBESRQ and good eye just wondering! What the heck gives here.

    Mike, Norwalk

    Probably a lot more meaningful in context. I take it here that the reference to "judge" is any personal encounter (any and all judgemental person(s)) rather than, any official despot arbiter dressed in black priesthood robes for the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land. Personally, I'm getting better at not allowing other's judgement to effect my happiness, liberty and enjoyment of life.


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