The Constitution of the United States was created by the people of the United States composing the respective states, who alone had the right .
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Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
We are right to take alarm at the first experiment upon our liberties.
The number, the industry, and the morality of the priesthood, and the devotion of the people have been manifestly increased by the total separation of the church from the state.
By rendering the labor of one, the property of the other, they cherish pride, luxury, and vanity on one side; on the other, vice and servility, or hatred and revolt.
The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.
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