How shall we avert the dire calamities with which we are threatened? The answer comes from the graves of our fathers: By the frequent election of new men. Other help or hope for the salvation of free government there is none under heaven. If history does not teach this, we have read it all wrong.

Jeremiah S. Black (1810-1883) American statesman, jurist, lawyer
“The Third Term: Reasons Against It,” The North American Review (Mar 1880)

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