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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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Introductory Lessons in English Literature: For High Schools and Academies

Israel C. McNeill, Samuel Adams Lynch - English literature - 1901 - 398 pages
...deliberate changes of popular opinions and 275 sentiments, is the only true sovereign of a free people. Whoever rejects it does, of necessity, fly to anarchy...inadmissible ; so that, rejecting the majority principle, 280 anarchy or despotism in some form is all that is left. I do not forget the position assumed by...
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Harper's Encyclopædia of United States History from 458 A.D. to 1902: Based ...

United States - 1901 - 536 pages
...deliberate changes of popular opin ions and sentiments, is the only true sovereign of a free people. Whoever rejects it does, of necessity, fly to anarchy...a minority, as a permanent arrangement, is wholly inadmisible; so that, rejecting the majority principle, anarchy or despotism, in some form, is all...
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Abraham Lincoln: A Documentary Portrait Through His Speeches and Writings

Abraham Lincoln, Don Edward Fehrenbacher - History - 1977 - 292 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...a minority, as a permanent arrangement, is wholly inadmissable; so that, rejecting the majority principle, anarchy, or despotism in some form, is all...
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First Things: An Inquiry Into the First Principles of Morals and Justice

Hadley Arkes - Philosophy - 1986 - 448 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...a minority, as a permanent arrangement, is wholly inadmissable; so that, rejecting the majority principle, anarchy, or despotism in some form, is all...
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Third World Attitudes Toward International Law: An Introduction

Frederick E. Snyder, Surakiart Sathirathai - Law - 1987 - 884 pages
...the only true sovereign of a free people. Whosoever rejects it does of necessity fly to anarchy or despotism. Unanimity is impossible; the rule of a...principle, anarchy or despotism in some form is all that is left.12 (emphasis added). The partition of India in 1947 is an apt illustration of disregarding Lincoln's...
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Methods of Rhetorical Criticism: A Twentieth-century Perspective

Bernard L. Brock, Robert Lee Scott, James W. Chesebro - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1989 - 524 pages
...among the States to compose a new Union, as to produce harmony only, and prevent renewed secession? 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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Landmark Essays on Rhetorical Criticism

Thomas W. Benson - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1993 - 272 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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Voting Rights Extension Act of 1993: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights - Government publications - 1994 - 106 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. 40 "All previous historical movements were movements of minorities, or in the interest of minorities....
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The New World of Politics: An Introduction to Political Science

Neal Riemer, Douglas Simon, Douglas W. Simon - Political Science - 1997 - 508 pages
...the force of Lincoln's argument in his First Inaugural Address: "Unanimity is impossible; the role of a minority as a permanent arrangement is wholly...anarchy or despotism in some form is all that is left." Lincoln, of course, had the Southern states in mind. He knew that one consequence of the rejection...
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The Mild Voice of Reason: Deliberative Democracy and American National ...

Joseph M. Bessette - Political Science - 1994 - 316 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...a minority, as a permanent arrangement, is wholly inadmissable; so that, rejecting the majority principle, anarchy or despotism in some form is all that...
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