Between a balanced republic and a democracy, the difference is like that between order and chaos.
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The people made the Constitution, and the people can unmake it. It is the creature of their own will, and lives only by their will.
The power to tax is the power to destroy.
It is emphatically the province and duty of the Judicial Department to say what the law is.
To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well
A legislative act contrary to the Constitution is not law.
A corporation is an artificial being, invisible, intangible, and existing only in contemplation of law.
What are the maxims of Democracy? A strict observance of justice and public faith, and a steady adherence to virtue.
A constitution is framed for ages to come, and is designed to approach immortality as nearly as human institutions can approach it.
To obtain a just compromise, concession must not only mutual-it must be equal also....There can be no hope that either will yield more than it gets in return.
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