William Henry Harrison and Liberty


“See that the government does not acquire too much power. Keep a check upon your rulers. Do this, and liberty is safe.”

“…The spirit of liberty is the sovereign balm for every injury which our institutions may receive. On the contrary, no care that can be used in the construction of our Government, no division of powers, no distribution of checks in its several departments, will prove effectual to keep us a free people if this spirit is suffered to decay; and decay it will without constant nurture…”

“…When the genuine spirit of liberty animates the body of a people to a thorough examination of their affairs, it leads to the excision of every excrescence which may have fastened itself upon any of the departments of the government, and restores the system to its pristine health and beauty…”

-William Henry Harrison

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E. Wesley – Mackinac Center Intern

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