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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? "
The Martyr's Monument: Being the Patriotism and Political Wisdom of Abraham ... - Page 61
by Abraham Lincoln - 1885 - 297 pages
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HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

JOHN WILLIAM DRAPER - 1868
...government. It forces us to ask," Is there in all republics an inherent and fatal weakness ?" " Must a government, of necessity, be too strong for the...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence ?" e government \ . , „ i ~i f> • , Under these circumstances, the government was compelled to...
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Republicanism in America: A History of the Colonial and Republican ...

Rolander Guy McClellan - United States - 1872 - 653 pages
...Is there, in all Republics, this inherent and fatal weakness ?' " Must a Government of necessity bo too strong for the liberties of its own people, or...for its destruction by force for its preservation. * * " Again, if one State may secede, so may another; and when all shall have seceded, none is left...
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The Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War in the United States of ..., Volume 1

Benson John Lossing - United States - 1874
...the earth. It forces us to ask, ' Is there in all republics this inherent and fatal weakness ? Must a government, of necessity, be too strong for the...the issue, no choice was left but to call out the war-power of the Government, and so to resist force employed for its destruction by force for its preservation."...
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"Ours".: Annals of 10th Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers in the Rebellion

Joseph Keith Newell - Massachusetts - 1875 - 609 pages
...In his message to Congress, the President of the United States says the question at issue is ' must a government of necessity be too strong for the liberties...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence ?' These are momentous questions. You believe that a free government has power to sustain itself, and...
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History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America, Volume 3

Henry Wilson - Slavery - 1877
...earth. It forces us to ask : ' Is there in all republics this inherent and fatal weakness ? ' " Must a government of necessity be too strong for the liberties...maintain its own existence ? " So viewing the issue," he said, " no choice was left but to call out the war power of the government, and so to resist force...
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The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Volume 1

Jefferson Davis - Confederate States of America - 1881
...which could not exist. This is the ground upon which the rectitude of his cause was placed. He says, " No choice was left but to call out the war power of...for its destruction by force for its preservation." " Here," he says, " no choice was left but to call out the war power of the Government." For what purpose...
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The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Volume 1

Jefferson Davis - Confederate States of America - 1881
...right in the judgment of " the whole family of man " in commencing hostilities against us. He says, " So viewing the issue, no choice was left but to call out the war power of the Government." That is the power to make war against foreign nations, for the Government has no other war power. Planting...
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the rise and fall of the confederate government

jefferson davis - 1881
...so to resist force employed for its destruction by force for its preservation." " Here," he says, " no choice was left but to call out the war power of the Government." For what purpose must he call out this war power ? He answers, by saying, " and so to resist force...
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Twenty Years of Congress: from Lincoln to Garfield: With a Review ..., Volume 1

James Gillespie Blaine - United States - 1884
...upon the earth. It forces us to ask, Is there in all Republics this inherent and fatal weakness ? Must a government of necessity be too strong for the liberties...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?" The President was severe upon Virginia and Virginians. He had made earnest effort to save the State...
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Abraham Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life. Showing the Inner Growth ...

William Osborn Stoddard - Presidents - 1884 - 508 pages
...earth. It forces us to ask, ' Is there in all republics this inherent and fatal weakness ? ' ' Must a government, of necessity, be too strong for the...own people or too weak to maintain its own existence ? ' " These questions presented the precise view of the case held by European statesmen, and they had...
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