Andrew Johnson
Quotations


There are no good laws but such as repeal other laws.

No, gentlemen, if I am to be shot at, I want no man to be in the way of the bullet.

I have lived among negroes, all my life, and I am for this Government with slavery under the Constitution as it is. I am for the Government of my fathers with negroes, I am for it without negroes. Before I would see this Government destroyed, I would send every negro back to Africa, disintegrated and blotted out of space.

Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide.

I am sworn to uphold the Constitution as Andy Johnson understands it and interprets it.

If the rabble were lopped off at one end and the aristocrats at the other, all would be well with the country.

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.

Slavery exists. It is black in the South, and white in the North.



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