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Abel P. Upshur

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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.

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True political liberty demands many and severe restraints; it requires protection against itself, and is no longer safe when it refuses to submit to its own self-imposed discipline.

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