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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1193
AUTHOR: Daniel Webster (1782–1852)
QUOTATION: Where is it written in the Constitution, in what article or section is it contained, that you may take children from their parents, and parents from their children, and compel them to fight the battles of any war in which the folly or the wickedness of government may engage it?
ATTRIBUTION: Representative DANIEL WEBSTER, remarks in the House, December 9, 1814.—The Writings and Speeches of Daniel Webster, vol. 14, p. 61 (1903).
SUBJECTS: Military service