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" 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 of a free people. Whoever rejects it does, of necessity, fly to anarchy... "
The Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln ...: Together with His State ... - Page 167
by Henry Jarvis Raymond - 1865 - 808 pages
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Judicial Nominations, Filibusters, and the Constitution: When a ..., Volume 4

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Property Rights - Law - 2003 - 400 pages
...deliberate changes of popular opinions and sentiments, is the only true sovereign of a free people. Whoever rejects it does of necessity fly to anarchy...anarchy or despotism in some form is all that is left/'" In addition to its manifest unfairness, the requirement of a supermajority vote not only puts government...
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My Fellow Americans

Michael Waldman - 363 pages
...deliberate changes of popular opinions and sentiments, is the only true sovereign of a free people. Whoever rejects it does of necessity fly to anarchy...anarchy or despotism in some form is all that is left — This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall...
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Judicial Nominations, Filibusters, and the Constitution: When a ..., Volume 4

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Property Rights - Law - 2003 - 416 pages
...deliberate changes of popular opinions and sentiments, is the only true sovereign of a free people. Whoever rejects it does of necessity fly to anarchy...principle, anarchy or despotism in some form is all that is left/"7 In addition to its manifest unfairness, the requirement of a supermajority vote not only puts...
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Public Choice III

Dennis C. Mueller - Business & Economics - 2003 - 796 pages
...voting is surveyed by McKelvey and Ordeshook(1990). CHAPTER 6 Majority rule - normative properties Unanimity is impossible; the rule of a minority, as...anarchy or despotism in some form is all that is left. Abraham Lincoln . . . unless the king has been elected by unanimous vote, what, failing a prior agreement,...
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Pluralism and Law: Proceedings of the 20th IVR World Congress, Amsterdam ...

International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy. World Congress - Law - 2004 - 224 pages
...with deliberate changes of popular opinions and sentiments, is the only true sovereign of the people. Unanimity is impossible; the rule of a minority as...principle, anarchy or despotism in some form is all that is left.12 ln Holden's concept of democracy, the procedural aspect concerns the question of who is to...
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American Constitutional Law: Essays, Cases, and Comparative Notes

Donald P. Kommers, John E. Finn, Gary J. Jacobsohn - Law - 2004 - 502 pages
...deliberate changes of popular opinions and sentiments, is the only true sovereign of a free people. Whoever rejects it does, of necessity, fly to anarchy...the position, assumed by some, that Constitutional questions are to Ix- decided by the Supreme Court; nor do I denythat such decisions must be binding,...
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Lincoln in the Times: The Life of Abraham Lincoln, as Originally Reported in ...

David Herbert Donald, Harold Holzer - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 462 pages
...deliberate changes of popular opinions and sentiments, is the only true sovereign of a free people. Whoever rejects it, does, of necessity, fly to anarchy...forget the position assumed by some that constitutional questions are to be decided by the Supreme Court, nor do I deny that such decisions must be binding...
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Abraham Lincoln, President-elect: The Four Critical Months from Election to ...

Larry D. Mansch - History - 2005 - 246 pages
...deliberate changes of popular opinions and sentiments, is the only true sovereign of a free people. Whoever rejects it, does, of necessity, fly to anarchy...the position assumed by some, that constitutional questions are to be decided by the Supreme Court; nor do I deny that such decisions must be binding...
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The American Civil War: An Anthology of Essential Writings

Ian Frederick Finseth - History - 2006 - 648 pages
...deliberate changes of popular opinions and sentiments, is the only true sovereign of a free people. Whoever rejects it, does, of necessity, fly to anarchy...the position assumed by some, that constitutional questions are to be decided by the Supreme Court; nor do I deny that such decisions must be binding...
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One Nation, Indivisible?: A Study of Secession and the Constitution

Robert F. Hawes - Political Science - 2006 - 357 pages
...deliberate changes of popular opinions and sentiments, is the only true sovereign of a free people. Whoever rejects it, does, of necessity, fly to anarchy...anarchy, or despotism in some form, is all that is left. . . Physically speaking, we cannot separate. We cannot remove our respective sections from each other,...
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