Wednesday, July 31, 2013
"but must be driven back to its proper orbit by means which it is unable to resist."
"Dangers to human liberty are not to be found in restraints on power; they must be looked for in an opposite direction. Power in its nature is cumulative it seizes on every favorable circumstance to extend and ramify itself until it reaches an elevation where it may repose in safety and bid defiance to all opposition; it never voluntarily recedes but must be driven back to its proper orbit by means which it is unable to resist."--Mr. George Poindexter, from Mississippi, U.S. Senate, Feb. 19, 1833.