The Most Sacred Duty – Respect for the Constitution and Laws

Alexander Hamilton

“If it be asked, ‘What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic?’ The answer would be, ‘An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws — the first growing out of the last, a sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free government.’” ―Alexander Hamilton, Essay in the American Daily Advertiser (1794-08-28)

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