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" Unanimity is impossible ; the rule of a minority, as a permanent arrangement, is wholly inadmissible. So that, rejecting the majority principle, anarchy or despotism, in some form, is all that is left. "
Illustrated Life, Services, Martyrdom, and Funeral of Abraham Lincoln ... - Page 93
edited by - 1865 - 285 pages
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Architects of Political Change: Constitutional Quandaries and Social Choice ...

Norman Schofield - Political Science - 2006
...Unanimity is impossible; the rule of a minority, as a permanent arrangement is wholly inadmissable; so that rejecting the majority principle, 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 grow...
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Dred Scott and the Problem of Constitutional Evil

Mark A. Graber - History - 2006 - 264 pages
...first inaugural stated; "the rule of a minority, as a permanent arrangement, is wholly inadmissible; so that rejecting the majority principle, anarchy, or despotism in some form, is all that is left."12 Democratic majorities were specifically empowered, he argued, to resolve contested constitutional...
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Father Abraham: Lincoln's Relentless Struggle to End Slavery

Richard Striner - History - 2006 - 320 pages
...Unanimity is impossible; the rule of a minority, as a permanent arrangement, is wholly inadmissible; so that, rejecting the majority principle, anarchy, or despotism in some form, is all that is left."91 With regard to Supreme Court decisions, Lincoln challenged the doctrine of unlimited judicial...
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Reconstructing the Commercial Republic: Constitutional Design After Madison

Stephen L. Elkin - History - 2006 - 413 pages
...Unanimity is impossible; the rule of a minority, as a permanent arrangement, is wholly inadmissible; so that, rejecting the majority principle, anarchy or despotism in some form is all there is left. 75 Not any sort of majority should rule, Madison believed; but neither should rule be...
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Slavery, Capitalism and Politics in the Antebellum Republic: Volume 2, The ...

John Ashworth - Business & Economics - 1995 - 694 pages
..."unanimity is impossible; the rule of a minority, as a permanent arrangement, is wholly inadmissible; so that, rejecting the majority principle, anarchy, or despotism in some form, is all that is left." Clearly for Republicans like Lincoln the Union had come to symbolise an unproblematic commitment to...
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