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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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The Words of Abraham Lincoln, for Use in Schools

Abraham Lincoln - 1898 - 312 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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Abraham Lincoln

Carl Schurz - 1899 - 208 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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Early Speeches, Springfield Speech, Cooper Union Speech, Inaugural Addresses ...

Abraham Lincoln - Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1899 - 196 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 Gettysburg Speech, and Other Papers

Abraham Lincoln - 1899 - 110 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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A Library of Universal Literature: In 4 Parts, Comprising Science ..., Volume 8

Speeches, addresses, etc - 1900 - 470 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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By the People: Arguments and Authorities for Direct Legislation Or the ...

Eltweed Pomeroy - Legislation - 1900 - 132 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...or despotism, in some form, is all that is left." — Abraham Lincoln, in his first inaugural. "Not the centralization, but the diffusion of power is...
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Anecdotal Lincoln

Paul Selby - 1900 - 478 pages
...the only true sovereign of a free people. Whoever rejects it does, of necessity, fly to anarchy or despotism. Unanimity is impossible; the rule of a...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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Lincoln's Words on Living Questions: A Collection of All the Recorded ...

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1900 - 186 pages
...deliberate changes of popular opinions and sentiments, is the only true sovereign of a free people. * * * The rule of a minority as a permanent arrangement...anarchy or despotism in some form is all that is left. 48 (February 14, 1861, Speech at Steubenvl11e, Ohio— Complete Works, Vol. I. p. 677.) If the majority...
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Harper's Encyclopędia of United States History: From 458 A.D. to 1902, Volume 5

Benson John Lossing, John Fiske, Woodrow Wilson - United States - 1901 - 516 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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Lincoln: Passages from His Speeches and Letters

Abraham Lincoln - 1901 - 262 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...do not forget the position, assumed by some, that consti133 tutional questions are to be decided by the Supreme Court ; nor do I deny that such decisions...
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