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" Plainly, the central idea of secession is the essence of anarchy. A majority held in restraint by constitutional checks and limitations, and always changing easily with deliberate changes of popular opinions and sentiments, is the only true sovereign... "
The Political History of the United States of America, During the Great ... - Page 105
by Edward McPherson - 1865 - 653 pages
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Das Staatsarchiv, Volume 1

History, Modern - 1861
...essence of anarchy. A majority held in restraint by constitutional checks and limitations, and always changing easily with deliberate changes of popular...anarchy or despotism in some form is all that is left, ^f I do not forget the position assumed by some, that constitutional questions are to be decided by...
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Das Staatsarchiv: Sammlung der officiellen Actenstücke zur Geschichte der ...

Ludwig Karl Aegidi - 1861
...essence of anarchy. A majority held in restraint by constitutional checks and limitations, and always changing easily with deliberate changes of popular...rule of a minority, as a permanent arrangement, is wholl)' inadmissible ; so that, rejecting the majority principle, anarchy Or despotism in some form...
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The History, Civil, Political and Military, of the Southern ..., Volume 2

Orville James Victor - United States - 1861
...is the only trne sovereign of a free people. Whoever rejects it, does, of necessity, fly to anarcby or to despotism. Unanimity is impossible. The rule...inadmissible ; so that rejecting the majority principle, anarcby or despotism in some form is all that is left. " I do not forget the position assumed by some...
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The War with the South: A History of the Late Rebellion, with ..., Volume 1

Robert Tomes, Benjamin G. Smith - United States - 1862
...essence of anarchy. " A majority held in restraint by constitutional check and limitation, and always changing easily with deliberate changes of popular...despotism. Unanimity is impossible ; the rule of a majority, as a permanent arrangement, is wholly inadmissible. So that, rejecting the majority principle,...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History, Political Career, and ...

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Electronic book - 1864 - 510 pages
...essence of anarchy. A majority held in restraint by constitutional check and limitation, and always changing easily with deliberate changes of popular...despotism. Unanimity is impossible ; the rule of a majority, as a permanent arrangement, is wholly inadmissible. So that, rejecting the majority principle,...
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History of the Administration of President Lincoln

Henry Jarvis Raymond - United States - 1864 - 8 pages
...essence of anarchy. A majority held in restraint; by constitutional checks and limitations, and always changing easily with deliberate changes of popular...rejects it, does, of necessity, fly to anarchy or to depotism. Unanimity is impossible ; the rule of a minority, as a permanent arrangement, is wholly inadmissible...
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HISTORY OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN

HENRY J. RAYMOND. - 1864
...sovereign of a free people. "Whoever rejects it, does, of necessity, fly to anarchy or to depotism. Unanimity is impossible ; the rule of a minority,...rejecting the majority principle, anarchy or despotism hi some form is all that is left. I do not forget the position assumed by some, that constitutional...
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Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln: Sixteenth President of the ...

David Brainerd Williamson - Campaign literature, 1864 - 1864 - 171 pages
...essunce of anarchy. "A majority held in restraint by constitutional check and limitations, and always changing easily with deliberate changes of popular...the only true sovereign of a free people. Whoever reject it, does, of necessity, fly to nnarcby or to despotism. Unanimity is impossible ; the rule of...
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LIFE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN

JOSEPH H. BARRETT - 1865
...essence of anarchy. A majority held in restraint by constitutional check and limitation, and always changing easily with deliberate changes of popular...despotism. Unanimity is impossible ; the rule of a majority, as a permanent arrangement, is wholly inadmissible. So that, rejecting the majority principle,...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States ...

Frank Crosby - Presidents - 1865 - 476 pages
...essence of anarchy. "A majority held in restraint by constitutional check und limitation, and always changing easily with deliberate changes of popular...despotism. Unanimity is impossible ; the rule of a majority, as a permanent arrangement, is wholly inadmissible. So that, rejecting the majority principle,...
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