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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 Republic, Or, A History of the United States of America in ..., Volume 17

John Robert Irelan - Presidents - 1888
...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...liberties of its own people, or too weak to maintain ite own existence?" So viewing the issue, no choice was left but to call out the war power of the Government;...
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Lincoln, His Life and Time: Being the Life and Public Services of ..., Volume 1

Henry Jarvis Raymond - 1891 - 808 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,...issue, no choice was left but to call out the war powe* of the Government; and so to resist force employed for its destruction, \ar force for its preservation....
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Abraham Lincoln: An Essay

Carl Schurz - Presidents - 1891 - 117 pages
...message to Congress he defined it in admirably pointed language : " Must a government be of necessity too strong for the liberties of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence ? Is there in all republies this inherent weakness ? " This question he answered in the name of the...
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Abraham Lincoln, an Essay

Carl Schurz - 1891 - 117 pages
...message to Congress he defined it in admirably pointed language : " Must a government be of necessity too strong for the liberties of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence ? Is there in all republies this inherent weakness ? " This question he answered in the name of the...
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Abraham Lincoln, Volume 1

John Torrey Morse - 1893
...end to free government upon the earth. It forces us to ask: Is there in all Republics this inherent fatal weakness? Must a government of necessity be...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence? " The Constitution of the Confederacy was a paraphrase with convenient adaptations of the Constitution...
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Socialism and the American Spirit

Nicholas Paine Gilman - Christian socialism - 1893 - 376 pages
...requisite. Lincoln's question means far more now than when he uttered it: "Must a government be of necessity too strong for the liberties of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence? Is there in all republics this inherent weakness ? " One important matter here is the simple size of...
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Socialism and the American Spirit

Nicholas Paine Gilman - Christian socialism - 1893 - 376 pages
...requisite. Lincoln's question means far more now than when he uttered it: "Must a government be of necessity too strong for the liberties of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence ? Is there in all republics this inherent weakness ? " One important matter here is the simple size...
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The Table Talk of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - 1894 - 154 pages
...integrity against its domestic foes. . . It forces us to ask, ' Is there in all republics this inherent and fatal weakness ? Must a government, of necessity,...own people or too weak to maintain its own existence ?' " • MESSAGE TO CONGRESS, DECEMBER, 1862. " A nation may be said to consist of its territory, its...
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Abraham Lincoln and the Downfall of American Slavery

Noah Brooks - 1894 - 471 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 ? ' " It will be noticed that in this message, as shown by the above extract, Lincoln was only enforcing...
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The History of the Fall of Fort Sumpter: Being an Inside History of the ...

Samuel Wylie Crawford - Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.) - 1896 - 486 pages
...by the same people, can or cannot maintain its territorial integrity against its own domestic foes. Must a government of necessity be too strong for the...own people or too weak to maintain its own existence ?" APPENDIX IV. " STEAMSHIP Baltic, " Thursday, April 18, 1861. "GENERAL : " I have the honor to submit...
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