Henry Clay — American Statesman born on April 12, 1777, died on June 29, 1852

Henry Clay, Sr. was an American lawyer, politician, and skilled orator who represented Kentucky in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives. He served three non-consecutive terms as Speaker of the House of Representatives and was also Secretary of State from 1825 to 1829. He lost his campaigns for president in 1824, 1832 and 1844... (wikipedia)

The Constitution of the United States was made not merely for the generation that then existed, but for posterity- unlimited, undefined, endless, perpetual posterity.
Government is a trust, and the officers of the government are trustees. And both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people.
Statistics are no substitute for judgment.
I have heard something said about allegiance to the South. I know no South, no North, no East, no West, to which I owe any allegiance.
I would rather be right than President.

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