John Lansing, Jr. Quote

“All free constitutions are formed with two views -- to deter the governed from crime, and the governors from tyranny.”

~ John Lansing, Jr.

Debate, Constitutional Convention, 1787

Ratings and Comments


Mike, Norwalk

He got it half right, maybe that is another reason why he walked out of the Convention and didn't sign the Constitution.

warren, olateh

Good quotes say much with little words.

E Archer, NYC

I think we should be focusing more on the second half of the quote.

Robert, Sarasota

Unfortunately the governors are not being governed.

Bloemer, Cincinnati

Hell Yeah!

Dinkleburg
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Dinkleburg    12/4/15

Yo

katie, yomoma

yolo

spencer, yodaddy

Sounds about right 

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