Sam Ervin Quotes (17 quotes)
“Divine right went out with the American Revolution and doesn't belong to the White House aides. What meat do they eat that makes them grow so great?”
Preserving the Constitution: the autobiography of Senator Sam J. Ervin, Jr (1984 edition), Lexis Pub
“When people fear surveillance, whether it exists or not, they grow afraid to speak their minds and hearts freely to their government or to anyone else.”
Quoted in Rick Perlstein, Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America (2008), p. 549
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Born: September 27, 1896
Died: April 23, 1985 (aged 88)
Bio: Samuel James Ervin, Jr. known as Sam Ervin, was an American politician, a Democrat, he served as a U.S. Senator from North Carolina from 1954 to 1974. A native of Morganton, he liked to call himself a country lawyer, and often told humorous stories in his Southern drawl.