Do We Treat The Constitution This Way Today?

An inspiring quote from a leader who was led by God Himself.

“Without a predilection for my own judgment, I have weighed with attention every argument, which has at any time been brought into view. But the Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon. It has assigned to the President the power of making treaties, with the advice and consent of the senate.

It was doubtless supposed that these two branches of government would combine, without passion, [and with the best means of information], those facts and principles upon which the success of our foreign relations will always depend: that they ought not to substitute for their own conviction the opinions of others.”

  George Washington, address to the Boston Selectmen, July 28, 1795; Fitzpatrick 34:253

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