Alameda County
Bar Association

George Washington 

The first President of the United States, George Washington was a strong believer in the value of the Constitution and the rule of law.

In honor of George Washington’s birthday, we offer the following quote from our Founding Father:

There never was a law yet made, I conceive, that hit the taste exactly of every man, or every part of the community; of course, if this be a reason for opposition, no law can be executed at all without force, and every man or set of men will in that case cut and carve for themselves; the consequences of which must be deprecated by all classes of men, who are friends to order, and to the peace and happiness of the country.

GEORGE WASHINGTON, in a letter to Major-General Daniel Morgan