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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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Victory of Law: The Fourteenth Amendment, the Civil War, and American ...

Deak Nabers - History - 2006 - 239 pages
...maintain its territorial integrity, against its own domestic foes." "Must a government," he continued, "be too strong for the liberties of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?" (2:250). The problem here is that there might be a deep tension between the republican and constitutional...
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One Nation, Indivisible?: A Study of Secession and the Constitution

Robert F. Hawes - Political Science - 2006 - 374 pages
...free government upon the earth. It forces us to ask: "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?" So viewing the issue, no choice was left but to...
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The West's Last Chance: Will We Win the Clash of Civilizations?

Tony Blankely - Political Science - 2006 - 232 pages
...profoundest problem confronting a democracy, the problem which Lincoln cast in the memorable dilemma: 'Must a government of necessity be too strong for the liberties of its people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?' "37 I have quoted Justice Frankfurter at some length...
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Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years

Carl Sandburg - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 463 pages
...provisioning expedition." It forced the questions: "Is there, in all republics, this inherent, and fatal weakness? . . . Must a government, of necessity,...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?" No choice was left but "to call out the war power of the Government." Applause swept the House at the...
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America's Three Regimes : A New Political History: A New Political History

Morton Keller Professor of History Brandeis University - History - 2007 - 384 pages
...defeat. Lincoln asked in his first inaugural address: "Is there in all republics this inherent and fatal weakness? Must a government, of necessity, be...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?" For him, and for most northerners, there could be only one answer: no. Any other would be a confession...
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Liberty Under Attack: Reclaiming Our Freedoms in an Age of Terror A Century ...

Richard C. Leone, Gregory Anrig, C Leone - Political Science - 2007 - 320 pages
...world? Overall, the question that confronts us was perhaps best stated 150 years ago by Abraham Lincoln: "Must a government, of necessity, be too strong for...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?" PART I Discarding Democracy CHAPTER 1 Past as Prologue? ALAN BRINKLEY The history of civil liberties...
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Classics of American Political and Constitutional Thought: Reconstruction to ...

Scott J. Hammond, Kevin R. Hardwick, Howard Leslie Lubert - History - 2007 - 963 pages
...flag-salute controversy confronted the Court with "the problem which Lincoln cast in memorable dilemma: you would run a chance of leaving your skin on it. people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?' and that the answer must be in favor of strength."...
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Slavery, Capitalism and Politics in the Antebellum Republic: Volume 2, The ...

John Ashworth - Business & Economics - 1995 - 694 pages
...to free government upon the earth. It forces us to ask: Is there in all republics this inherent and fatal weakness? Must a government, of necessity, be...people or too weak to maintain its own existence? Here was a ringing affirmation of the majoritarian principle, now explicitly threatened by a minority...
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The Inspired Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln: How Faith Shaped an American ...

Philip L. Ostergard - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 272 pages
...free government upon the earth. 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 the attorney had a keen ability to make precise statements, cutting to the heart of an argument....
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