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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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Abraham Lincoln: A Constitutional Biography

George Anastaplo - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 373 pages
...all were then actually enjoying that equality, nor yet, that they were about to confer it immediately upon them. In fact, they had no power to confer such...value of life to all people of all colors everywhere. ... Its authors meant it to be, thank God, it is now proving itself, a stumbling block to all those...
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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
...Fathers "did not mean to declare all men equal in all respecti." Their ideal was a "free society . . . constantly looked to, constantly labored for, and...value of life to all people of all colors everywhere." We cannot halt the movement toward an improved Union, to which events were "tending."5 "Liberty andUnion,...
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The Republic According to John Marshall Harlan

Linda Przybyszewski - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 286 pages
...constantly lahored for, and even though never perfectly attained, constantly approximated, and therehy constantly spreading and deepening its influence,...value of life to all people of all colors everywhere, —Abraham Lincoln on the founders and the Declaration of Independence, 1858 In 1955, the grandson...
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Keeping the Faith: A Cultural History of the U.S. Supreme Court

John E. Semonche - Law - 2000 - 512 pages
...Rutgers University Press, 1953-55), 4:236. 9. Lincoln asserted that the authors of the Declaration "meant simply to declare the right. so that the enforcement...value of life to all people of all colors everywhere." Abraham Lincoln, Speech at Springfield, Illinois, June 26, 1857, in ibid., 2:406. 10. Abraham Lincoln,...
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A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War

Harry V. Jaffa - History - 2004 - 576 pages
...them. In fact, they had no power to confer such a boon. They meant simply to declare the right, so that enforcement of it might follow as fast as circumstances...value of life to all people of all colors everywhere. Lincoln continued, saying that the assertion that all men are created equal had no practical use in...
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The Men of Secession and Civil War, 1859-1861

James L. Abrahamson - History - 2000 - 186 pages
...maintained that the Declaration had established the "standard maxim for free society." That standard was one "familiar to all, and revered by all; constantly looked...happiness and value of life to all people of all colors everywhere."14 ^v^ The morning following Lincoln's inauguration, a symbol of the Union — Fort Sumter's...
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Literary Criticisms of Law

Guyora Binder, Robert Weisberg - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 440 pages
...future readers. The founders meant to set up a standard maxim for a free society, which could be familar to all, and revered by all. constantly looked to....happiness and value of life to all people of all colors everywhere.1*" "" Ibid., 364-68. ""Ibid.. 415-22. Madison, says Jaffa, believed that the will of the...
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The Moral Authority of Government: Essays to Commemorate the Centennial of ...

Moorhead Kennedy, Ralph Gordon Hoxie, Brenda Repland - Political Science - 300 pages
...noble sentiments; they are a commitment to united action toward our common goal. They are a standard "constantly looked to, constantly labored for. and...happiness and value of life to all people of all colors, everywhere."8 In addition to a morality of source and of purpose, there is a morality of legal process...
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Experimental Americans: Celo and Utopian Community in the Twentieth Century

George L. Hicks - History - 2001 - 272 pages
...of the nation, he declared in 186o, "meant to set up a standard maxim for free society, which would be familiar to all, and revered by all; constantly...value of life to all people of all colors everywhere" ( quoted. Wills 1978, xviii). The declarations — by foreign -policy designers, scholars, and journalists...
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We Cannot Escape History: Lincoln and the Last Best Hope of Earth

James M. McPherson - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 176 pages
...circumstances should permit. They meant to set up a standard maxim for free society which should be familiar to all: constantly looked to, constantly labored for,...happiness and value of life to all people, of all colors, everywhere.14 The United States, based as it was on these principles, was unique in the history of...
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