I never know what South Carolina thinks of a measure. I never consult her. I act to the best of my judgment, and according to my conscience. If she approves, well and good. If she does not, or wishes any one to take my place, I am ready to vacate. We are even.
John Caldwell Calhoun (March 18, 1782 March 31, 1850) was a prominent United States politician from South Carolina during the first half of the 19th century.