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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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Abraham Lincoln and His Presidency, Volume 1

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - 1903
...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...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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Federal Aid in Domestic Disturbances. 1787-1903

United States. Adjutant-General's Office, Frederick T. Wilson - Intervention (Federal government) - 1903 - 394 pages
...powers." " Under these circumstances," he adds, "no choice was left but to call out the war powers of the Government, and so to resist force, employed...for its destruction, by force for its preservation." Accordingly on the loth of April, 1861, he issued a proclamation calling upon the militia of the several...
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History of the United States of America, Volume 2

Henry William Elson - United States - 1904 - 911 pages
...can or cannot maintain its territorial integrity against its own domestic foes. ... Must a government be too strong for the liberties of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence ? " That the President no longer thought of compromise is clear from his statement that " no popular...
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War Government, Federal and State, in Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania ...

William Babcock Weeden - Indiana - 1906 - 389 pages
...structure of popular government. " Is there in all republics this inherent and fatal weakness? Must a government, of necessity, be too strong for the...but to call out the war power of the government." l He does not reply directly to these reasoned queries, but in substance invokes the voice of millions,...
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The Hartford Seminary Record, Volume 16

Theology - 1906
...Or, as he put it again : — " Is there, in all republics, this inherent and fatal weakness ? Must a government, of necessity, be too strong for the...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence? " Here his oath and his inclination became identified. Lincoln the President and Lincoln the civilian...
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The Writings of Abraham Lincoln: 1832-1843

Abraham Lincoln - American literature - 1905
...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...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last, best hope of earth. 6352 Must a government of necessity be too strong for the liberties of its people or too weak to maintain its own existence? 6353 With high hope for the future, no prediction...
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War and Press Freedom: The Problem of Prerogative Power

Jeffery A. Smith - History - 1999 - 336 pages
..."liberty" meant. In his 1941 Jackson Day address he quoted Lincoln's question to Congress in 1861: " 'Must a government, of necessity, be too strong for the...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?' " "Lincoln answered that question as Jackson had answered it — not by words, but by deeds," Roosevelt...
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Abraham Lincoln and a New Birth of Freedom: The Union and Slavery in the ...

Howard Jones - Political Science - 1999 - 236 pages
...government upon the earth"? "Is there, in all republics, this inherent, and fatal weakness?" "Must a government, of necessity, be too strong for the...of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?"s1 Lincoln as president believed he had no choice but to exercise his war powers under the...
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The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 4, Nineteenth-Century ...

Cyrus R. K. Patell - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 562 pages
...Southern states puts this very possibility into question, as though such "a government of necessity [must] be too strong for the liberties of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence." Whitman takes up these matters of political theory in his tract "The 18th Presidency!" which opens:...
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