Abel Parker Upshur (1790–1844) was an American lawyer, judge, and politician from Virginia.
He was active in Virginia state politics and later served as secretary of the Navy and secretary of state during the Whig administration of President John Tyler.
He was the pseudonymous author of An Exposition of the Virginia Resolutions of 1798, a vigorous defense of state nullification.
Ludwig von Mises: "In the long run no government can maintain itself in power if it does not have public opinion behind it, i.e., if those governed are not convinced that the government is good." - Liberalism