A quote by Abraham Lincoln, 1809 - 1865
- The people of these United States are the rightful masters of both Congresses and courts (Applause) not to overthrow the constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert that constitution.
Abraham Lincoln - speech at Cincinnati, Ohio (17 September 1859), cited in Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, Vol. 3, Roy P. Basler, ed. (1953), p. 460
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