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**You're thinking of the 18th-century English legal scholar, William Blackstone.

And his exact quote goes like this:

"It is better that ten guilty men go free than that one innocent man be convicted."**

Or perhaps they are thinking of Thurgood Marshall's Speech "The Sword and the Robe" where he said...

"I was raised in the days when the prevailing maxim was: "It is better that a thousand guilty people go free than that one innocent person suffer unjustly.

Well, that's just what I was taught, and maybe I was taught wrong. But the suggestion that we as judges take sides frightens me for another, more fundamental reason as well."

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Q: Which of the Founding Fathers said 'I'd rather see a hundred guilty men go free then see one innocent man convicted'?
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What would you tell the founding fathers?

Have you ever heard of the term" founding fathers "you may have wondered just who these men were and what they did to earn this tittle. Not everyone agrees on who should be given this tittle. But generally speaking, are founding fathers were the statesmen who worked to secure our independence from Great Britain in seventeen seventy six. Our founding fathers founded our nation and designed our democratic form of government that still exists today; over two hundred years later the founding father wrote two very important documents from are history. The first was the declaration of independence and the constitution of the United States of America


Did the founding fathers think that Great Britain would take their independence threat seriously?

In reading what John Adams wrote about happened in Congress as they debated the Declaration it seems that they did know that Britain would take it seriously. As Congress argued about it a sighting of a hundred British ships were sighted off of New York and these were the first of a fleet that would number over 400. Ben Franklin's comment when the final copy was signed on August 2, 1776 shows that they knew that there would be action by the British. He stated " We must all hang together or most assuredly we shall hang separately." The ships flying the Union Jack that had arrived in NY one witness described as looking like "all London afloat" was only the start of the overwhelming show of power and by mid August 32,000 fully equipped highly trained professional troops were in Staten Island. The war was on.


What is one reason the constitution has endured for more than two hundred years?

In my opinion, two reasons. It divides the sum total of all governmental powers and distributes them among three separate branches giving each some power over the other so that no one branch becomes all powerful. The second, and more important, is that we have good men and women who are willing to abide by rules set up in the Constitution rather than trying to take on all governmental power the way a dictator would.


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Was Theodore Roosevelt a founding fathers?

Theodore Roosevelt was over a hundred years too late to be a 'founding father'. Teddy was born 1859 and died 1919.


What would you tell the founding fathers?

Have you ever heard of the term" founding fathers "you may have wondered just who these men were and what they did to earn this tittle. Not everyone agrees on who should be given this tittle. But generally speaking, are founding fathers were the statesmen who worked to secure our independence from Great Britain in seventeen seventy six. Our founding fathers founded our nation and designed our democratic form of government that still exists today; over two hundred years later the founding father wrote two very important documents from are history. The first was the declaration of independence and the constitution of the United States of America


How has the system of federalism lived up to the expectations of the framers?

This is a very complex question, the United States today are nothing like what was imagined by the founding fathers. For example, in the house of Representatives they believed that the largest districts would be about 10,000 people, but today they can be a hundred times that. A second example is the U.S. as a unipolar power, the founding fathers did not want the U.S. to be involved in foreign diplomacy at all, but today we are the worlds super power. (See George Washington's Farewell speech.)


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Were the founding fathers abolitionists?

Yes; many, if not most founding fathers, were abolitionists. It has been stated that as many as 75% of all the signers of the Declaration of Independence were abolitionists. The abolitiontionist movement began as early as 1773. By 1804, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey had passed laws to help release slaves and outlaw importation of new slaves. Even Thomas Jefferson, who had once owned nearly six hundred slaves himself, proposed the abolition of slavery in Virginia in 1778 and again in 1796.


The Federalist Papers are most important because they?

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Who were the 7 innecent in the witch trials?

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What is a small founding population of a few hundred Europeans in North America had an unusually high frequency of an allele that causes polydactyly (six fingers) an example of?

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Why is he on the hundred dollar bill?

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What has the author Richard W Ellis written?

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