Charles Carroll: Founding Father Quote

Charles Carroll Quote
United States Founding Father

Quote 1008 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1008 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1008 There are certain fundamental laws to, and interwoven with ye English Constitution, which even a Parliament itself can not abrogate. Such I take to be that allowed maxim of the constitution, that invaluable privilege, the birthright of Englishmen of being taxed with their own consent; the definition of freedom is the being governed by laws to which we have given our consent, as the definition of slavery is the very reverse.

Charles Carroll: preface - Unpublished letters of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, 1737-1832
Unpublished letters of Charles Carrol of Carrollton

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