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" Must a Government of necessity be too strong for the liberties of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence... "
History of the Administration of President Lincoln: Including His Speeches ... - Page 139
by Henry Jarvis Raymond - 1864 - 496 pages
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The Civil War and the Press

David B. Sachsman, S. Kittrell Rushing, Debra Reddin Van Tuyll - History - 2000 - 584 pages
...obvious when the president, at the height of his confrontation with the Peace Democratic press, said: Must a government of necessity be too strong for the liberties of its people, or too weak to maintain its own existence? Must l shoot a simple-minded boy who deserts, while...
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Crime and Justice at the Millennium: Essays by and in Honor of Marvin E ...

Marvin Eugene Wolfgang - Law - 2002 - 404 pages
...police and the courts are designed to protect and maintain. Lincoln asked the question succinctly: "Must a government of necessity be too strong for...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?" I trust that our nation is sufficiently sensitive to the liberties of all to listen and to act, and...
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Myths in Stone: Religious Dimensions of Washington, D.C., Part 3

Jeffrey F. Meyer - Religion - 2001 - 354 pages
...a question between power and liberty."28 Lincoln would pose the same question seventy years later: "Must a government, of necessity, be too strong for...of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?"29 The issue has remained a subject of debate throughout American history. John Adams and...
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The Politics of Moral Capital

John Kane, Professor of Politics and Public Policy John Kane - Philosophy - 2001 - 277 pages
...government so dedicated could long exist on the earth. "Must a government, of necessity," he asked, "be too strong for the liberties of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?" It had been shown that popular government could be established and administered, but the war was the...
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Historic U.S. Court Cases: An Encyclopedia, Volume 2

John W. Johnson - Law - 2001 - 1089 pages
...Frankfurter compared the dilemma of the Jehovah's Witnesses to that of Lincoln's query during the Civil War: "Must a government of necessity be too strong for the liberties of its people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?" Frankfurter argued that the flag was a "symbol...
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Liberalism with Honor

Sharon R. Krause, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Department of Political Science Sharon R Krause - Philosophy - 2002 - 270 pages
...against its own domestic foes ... It forces us to ask: 'Is there, in all republics, this inherent, and fatal weakness?' 'Must a government, of necessity,...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?' " Lincoln, "Message to Congress in Special Session," in Speeches and Writings, I859-I865, 250. 51....
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Secession, State, and Liberty

David Gordon - Business & Economics - 344 pages
...against its own domestic foes. ... It forces us to ask: "Is there, in all republics, this inherent, and fatal weakness? Must a government, of necessity, be...of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?"38 Here we have the familiar argument that a modern state cannot allow territorial dismemberment...
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Franklin D. Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln: Competing Perspectives on Two ...

William D. Pederson, Frank J. Williams, Michael R. Williams - History - 2003 - 287 pages
...the States. On July 4, 1861, in his first message to the Congress, he presented this vital question: "Must a government, of necessity, be too strong for...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?" Lincoln answered that question as Jackson had answered it-not by words, but by deeds. And America still...
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The Myth of the American Superhero

John Shelton Lawrence, Robert Jewett - Social Science - 2002 - 416 pages
...associated with such passivity and stated it this way in his Special Session Message on July 4, 1861: "Must a government, of necessity, be too strong for...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?" In another formulation, Lincoln queried: "Are all the laws but one to go unexecuted, and the Government...
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Constitutional Dictatorship: Crisis Government in the Modern Democracies

Clinton Rossiter - Political Science - 1948 - 322 pages
...Constitutional (Dictatorship Constitutional Dictatorship Is there in all republics this inherent and fatal weakness? Must a government of necessity be too strong for the liberties of its people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?" The man who posed that question was Abraham Lincoln....
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