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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 Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - 1908 - 117 pages
...inherent and fatal weakness ? Must a government, of necessity, be too strong The Sacredness of a State for the liberties of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence ? Message to Congress, in Special Session. July 4, 1861. BY the way, in what consists the special sacredness...
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Abraham Lincoln : the People's Leader in the Struggle for National Existence

George Haven Putnam - United States - 1909 - 292 pages
...Lincoln's first message to Congress, he asks the following question: "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?" The people of the United States were able under...
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The History of Political Theory and Party Organization in the United States

Simeon Davidson Fess - Political parties - 1910 - 451 pages
...its own domestic foes." He continued, "It forces us to ask, Is there in all republics this inherent weakness? Must a government of necessity be too strong...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence? " His conception of executive prerogative. In the meantime the President suspended the writ of habeas...
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The Magazine of History, with Notes and Queries: Extra number, Issues 23-25

History - 1913
...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...issue, no choice was left but to call out the war 511 power of the Government and so to resist force employed for its own destruction by force for its...
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The Magazine of History: With Notes and Queries. Extra numbers

1914
...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...Government and so to resist force employed for its own destruction by force for its preservation. The call was made, and the response of the country was...
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Americanism, what it is

David Jayne Hill - Constitutional law - 1916 - 280 pages
...said, "for the whole family of man," asked the question: "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?" We know what the answer was. And the answer, in the end, will always be the same. It is not its Imperialism,...
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Abraham Lincoln and Constitutional Government, Parts 1-2

Bartow Adolphus Ulrich - Constitutions - 1916
...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?'" NEED OF PREPAREDNESS. This precedent enunciated and enforced by Abraham Lincoln, should now be regarded...
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A History of the United States

Cecil Chesterton - United States - 1919 - 251 pages
...had disappeared. It is impossible to put this argument better than in the words of Lincoln himself. "Must a government, of necessity, be too strong for...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?" That was the issue as he saw it, an issue which he was determined should be decided in the negative,...
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Of the People, by the People, for the People and Other Quotations from ...

Abraham Lincoln, Peter C. Vermilyea, G. S. Boritt, Jakob B. Boritt, Deborah R. Huso - History - 1996 - 162 pages
...reprinted in Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, v. 3, p. 339. Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990). Must a government, of necessity, be too strong for...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence? "Message to Congress in Special Session," July 4, 1861, reprinted in Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln,...
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Abraham Lincoln Deals with Foreign Affairs: A Diplomat in Carpet Slippers

Jay Monaghan - History - 1997 - 505 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,...of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?"'22 Reviewing for Congress the attitude of foreign powers toward the Civil War, Lincoln...
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