Preposterous

“It is preposterous to suppose that the people of one generation can lay down the best and only rules of government for all who are to come after them, and under unforeseen contingencies… The fathers would have been the first to declare that their prerogatives were not irrevocable.”  ~Ulysses Grant on the U.S. Constitution, quoted in The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses S. Grant in War and Peace by H.W. Brands ©2012

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