Albert Gallatin

A Quote by Albert Gallatin on individuality, majorities, and people

Albert Gallatin to Alexander Addison, Oct 7, 1789, MS. in N.Y. Hist. Soc.-A.G. Papers. The whole of that Bill of Rights is a declaration of the right of the people at large or considered as individuals. . . . It establishes some rights of the individual as unalienable and which consequently, no majority has a right to deprive them of.

Albert Gallatin

Source: Halbrook, Stephen P., That Every Man Be Armed:The Evolution of a Constitutional Right, Univ of New Mexico Press, 1984

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