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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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McClure's Magazine ..., Volume 12

American literature - 1899
...same people — can or can not maintain its territorial integrity against its own domestic foes. . . . So viewing the issue, no choice was left but to call...for its destruction, by force for its preservation. This was not Mr. Lincoln's view alone. It was the view of the North. And when, on April 15th, he issued...
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Abraham Lincoln, Volume 1

John Torrey Morse - 1893
...government upon the earth. It forces us to ask: Is there in all Republics this inherent fatal weakness? Must a government of necessity be too strong for the liberties...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence? " The Constitution of the Confederacy was a paraphrase with convenient adaptations of the Constitution...
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Socialism and the American Spirit

Nicholas Paine Gilman - Christian socialism - 1893 - 376 pages
...requisite. Lincoln's question means far more now than when he uttered it: "Must a government be of necessity too strong for the liberties of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence ? Is there in all republics this inherent weakness ? " One important matter here is the simple size...
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Socialism and the American Spirit

Nicholas Paine Gilman - Christian socialism - 1893 - 376 pages
...requisite. Lincoln's question means far more now than when he uttered it: "Must a government be of necessity too strong for the liberties of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence ? Is there in all republics this inherent weakness? " One important matter here is the simple size...
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The Table Talk of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - 1894 - 154 pages
...foes. . . 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 ?' " • MESSAGE TO CONGRESS, DECEMBER, 1862. " A nation may be said to consist of its territory, its...
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John Sherman's Recollections of Forty Years in the House, Senate ..., Volume 1

John Sherman - Currency question - 1895 - 1239 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...for its destruction, by force for its preservation." He closed with this appeal to the people : " It was with the deepest regret that the Executive found...
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The History of the Fall of Fort Sumpter: Being an Inside History of the ...

Samuel Wylie Crawford - Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.) - 1896 - 486 pages
...the same people, can or cannot maintain its territorial integrity against its own domestic foes. Must a government of necessity be too strong for the liberties...own people or too weak to maintain its own existence ?" APPENDIX IV. " STEAMSHIP Baltic, " Thursday, April 18, 1861. "GENERAL : " I have the honor to submit...
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The Words of Abraham Lincoln, for Use in Schools

Abraham Lincoln - 1898 - 270 pages
...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 war power of the Government; and so to resist the force employed for its destruction, by force for its preservation. The call was made, and the response...
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Studies in American History: A Survey of American History Source Extracts

Howard Walter Caldwell - United States - 1898
...integrity against its own domestic foes. "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? It might seem, at first thought, to be of little difference whether the present movement at the South...
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Abraham Lincoln: An Essay

Carl Schurz - 1899 - 91 pages
...message to Congress he defined it in admirably pointed language : " Must a government be of necessity too strong for the liberties of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence? Is there in all republics this inherent weakness ? " This question he answered in the name of the great...
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