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" They meant to set up a standard maxim for free society which should be familiar to all, and revered by all; constantly looked to, constantly labored for, and even though never perfectly attained, constantly approximated, and thereby constantly spreading... "
Life of Abraham Lincoln - Page 151
by Josiah Gilbert Holland - 1866 - 544 pages
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The Slaveholding Republic: An Account of the United States Government's ...

the late Don E. Fehrenbacher - History - 2002 - 486 pages
...to, constantly labored for, and though never perfectly attained, constantly approximated and thereby deepening its influence and augmenting the happiness and value of life to all people of all colors, everywhere."15o The framers, he asserted, had meant to put slavery on the course of ultimate extinction....
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Willmoore Kendall: Maverick of American Conservatives

John A. Murley, John E. Alvis - Political Science - 2002 - 278 pages
...explain his understanding of the meaning of equality set forth in the Declaration of Independence: They meant to set up a standard maxim for free society,...happiness and value of life to all people of all colors everywhere.89 In the 1995 preface to Basic Symbols, Carey suggests that this part of Lincoln's understanding...
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Liberalism with Honor

Sharon R. Krause, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Department of Political Science Sharon R Krause - Philosophy - 2002 - 270 pages
...later. This is the sense in which Lincoln calls the Declaration "progressive": "They [the founders] meant to set up a standard maxim for free society,...happiness and value of life to all people of all colors everywhere."44 The standard established by the Declaration should constantly "spread" and "deepen"...
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The Lincoln Enigma: The Changing Faces of an American Icon

G. S. Boritt - History - 2002 - 324 pages
..."declare the right so that the enforcement of it might follow as fast as circumstances should permit . . . augmenting the happiness and value of life to all people of all colors everywhere." (Basier, et al., eds., Collected Works of Lincoln, 2:4061. But perhaps for now America's common dreams...
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"Consenso público" y moral social: las relaciones entre catolicismo y ...

Julio Luis Martínez Martínez - Political Science - 2002 - 620 pages
...constantly approximated, and thereby constantly spreading and deepening its influence, and argumenting the happiness and value of life to all people of all colors everywhere», E. FEHRENBACHFR, Speeches and Writings of Ahraham LincoIn (Library of America, 1989), citado en: G....
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The Orthocratic State

Martin Sicker - Political Science - 2003 - 224 pages
...permit. They meant to set up a standard maxim for free society which should be familiar to all and be revered by all — constantly looked to, constantly...happiness and value of life to all people, of all colors, everywhere.68 Notwithstanding the lack of clarity regarding what the statement in the Declaration actually...
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The American Creed: A Biography of the Declaration of Independence

Forrest Church - History - 2003 - 196 pages
...ideals. He revered the Declaration of Independence as "a standard maxim for free society," something "constantly looked to, constantly labored for, and,...value of life to all people of all colors everywhere." Lincoln's commitment to this guiding principle deepened during the course of the war. By the time of...
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Lincoln Reshapes the Presidency

Lincoln Symposium (2001, Lincoln Memorial University) - History - 2003 - 236 pages
...opportunities. Rather, "they meant to set up a standard maxim for free society, which should be... constantly looked to, constantly labored for, and...happiness and value of life to all people of all colors everywhere."7 Like Thomas Jefferson, Lincoln asserted a universality and timelessness for the principles...
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Democratic Vistas: Reflections on the Life of American Democracy

Jedediah Purdy, Anthony T. Kronman, Cynthia Farrar - Law - 2008 - 288 pages
...which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." This they said, and this they meant. . . . They meant to set up a standard maxim for free society,...value of life to all people of all colors everywhere. . . . They knew the proneness of prosperity to breed tyrants, and they meant when such should re-appear...
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Tyranny Through Public Education

William F. Jr Cox - Education - 2004 - 556 pages
...They defined with tolerable distinctness in what respects they did consider all men created equal... They meant to set up a standard maxim for free society,...value of life to all people of all colors everywhere. (Abernethy, 1959, p, 185) The same orientation is revealed in the words of Martin Luther as he took...
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