Andrew Johnson Quote

Outside of the Constitution we have no legal authority more than private citizens, and within it we have only so much as that instrument gives us. This broad principle limits all our functions and applies to all subjects.


The Papers of Andrew Johnson: February-August 1867 (ed. 1967)

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Outside of the Constitution we have no legal authority more than private citizens, and within it we have only so much as that instrument gives us....

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Outside of the Constitution we have no legal authority more than private citizens, and within it we have only so much as that instrument gives us....

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Outside of the Constitution we have no legal authority more than private citizens, and within it we have only so much as that instrument gives us....

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Outside of the Constitution we have no legal authority more than private citizens, and within it we have only so much as that instrument gives us....