John Dickenson Quote

“Who are a free people? Not those over whom government is exercised, but those who live under a government so constitutionally checked and controlled that proper provision is made against its being otherwise exercised.”

~ John Dickenson

Farmer’s Letters, 1767

Ratings and Comments

Joe, Rochester, MI

This has certainly changed. Our legislators don't care about Constitutional checks.

Mike, Norwalk

I would have given the quote 5 stars if it had stated 'live with' instead of 'under'. Any word salad that may leave an impression or understanding that the individual is not master and government his underling is ultimately destructive to freedom.

warren, olathe

Good message but too cumbersome of wording to be easily remembered.

Robert, Sarasota

The presidential veto seems to do away with that being exercised.

E Archer, NYC

The People can only be free if their government is strictly restrained.

Ilean, Lalalala land

I don't know it was just too short for me
"Picky much?"


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