Caleb Cushing Quotes & Sayings

24 most famous Caleb Cushing quotes and sayings (diplomat). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Caleb Cushing Quotes
“Men of New England, I hold you to the doctrines of liberty which ye inherit from your Puritan forefathers.”
Caleb Cushing Quotes
“It is impossible, in my mind, to distinguish between the refusal to receive a petition, or its summary rejection by some general order, and the denial of the right of petition.”
Caleb Cushing Quotes
“We are laying the foundations of a government, which we hope may outlast the Pyramids.”
Caleb Cushing Quotes
“These our great natural rights we keep to ourselves; we will not have them tampered with; respecting them we give to you no commission whatsoever.”
Caleb Cushing Quotes
“The right of petition, I have said, was not conferred on the People by the Constitution, but was a pre-existing right, reserved by the People out of the grants of power made to Congress.”
Caleb Cushing Quotes
“Men of Virginia, countrymen of Washington, of Patrick Henry, of Jefferson, and of Madison, will ye be true to your constitutional faith?”
Caleb Cushing Quotes
“The right of petition is an old undoubted household right of the blood of England, which runs in our veins.”
Caleb Cushing Quotes
“This Republic was called into being, organized, and is upheld, by a great political doctrine.”
Caleb Cushing Quotes
“I declare and protest in advance, that I do not intend, at this time at least; to be drawn or driven into the question of slavery, in either of its subdivisions or forms.”
Caleb Cushing Quotes
“The Normans came over, lance in hand, burning and trampling down every thing before them, and cutting off the Saxon dynasty and the Saxon nobles at the edge of the sword; but the right of petition remained untouched.”

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