Elbridge Gerry: Founding Father Quote

Elbridge Gerry Quote
United States Founding Father

Quote 1306 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1306 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1306 His objections are chiefly contained in his letter to the Legislature; that he believes his colleagues men of to much honour to assert what is not true; that his reasons in the Convention "were totally different from those which he published," that his only motive for dissenting from the Constitution, was a firm persuasion that it would endanger the liberties of America; that if the people are of a different option, they have a right to adopt; but he was not authorized to an act, which appeared to him was a surrender of their liberties; that a representative of a free state, he was bound in honour to vote according to his ideal of her true interest, and that he should do the same in similar circumstances.

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