The power of III

Summum ius summa iniuria--More law, less justice

23 November 2010

Quote of the day November 23, 2010

      "I saw in States’ rights the only availing check upon the absolutism of the sovereign will, and secession filled me with hope, not as the destruction but as the redemption of Democracy…. Therefore I deemed that you were fighting the battles of our liberty, our progress, and our civilization, and I mourn for the stake which was lost at Richmond more deeply than I rejoice over that which was saved at Waterloo. "

 Lord Acton, in a letter to Robert E Lee right after the war

(emphasis added) 

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