But if the destruction of the Union by one or by a part only of the States be lawfully possible, the Union is LESS perfect than before the Constitution, having lost the vital element of perpetuity.
I therefore consider that, in view of the Constitution and the laws, the Union is unbroken; and to the extent of my ability I shall take care, as the Constitution itself expressly enjoins upon me, that the laws of the Union be faithfully executed in all the States.
Think, if you can, of a single instance in which a plainly written provision of the Constitution has ever been denied.
The fugitive-slave clause of the Constitution, and the law for the suppression of the foreign slave-trade, are each as well enforced, perhaps, as any law can ever be in a community where the moral sense of the people imperfectly supports the law itself.
I cannot be ignorant of the fact that many worthy and patriotic citizens are desirous of having the national Constitution amended.
Such of you as are now dissatisfied, still have the old Constitution unimpaired, and, on the sensitive point, the laws of your own framing under it; while the new administration will have no immediate power, if it would, to change either.
The Ratification of the Conventions of nine States, shall be sufficient for the Establishment of this Constitution
between the States so ratifying the Same.
New Delhi [India], Nov 27 ( ANI ): On the Occasion of Inauguration of Constitution
day Celebrations, President Ram Nath Kovind said that Indian Constitution
rests on three pillars, namely - liberty, equality and fraternity.