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" The basis of our political Systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their Constitutions of Government. But the Constitution which at any time exists, 'till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole People, is sacredly obligatory... "
Pictorial Life of George Washington: Embracing Anecdotes, Illustrative of ... - Page 176
by Horatio Hastings Weld - 1846 - 214 pages
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Lincoln's Sacred Effort: Defining Religion's Role in American Self-government

Lucas E. Morel - History - 2000 - 251 pages
...acquiescence in its measures, are duties enjoined by the fundamental maxims of true Liberty. . . . But the Constitution which at any time exists, 'till...the whole People, is sacredly obligatory upon all." "Farewell Address (19 September 1796)," George Washington: A Collection, 518. 23. "Inaugural Address...
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Presidential Documents: The Speeches, Proclamations, and Policies that Have ...

Jim F. Watts, Fred L. Israel, Thomas J. McInerney - History - 2000 - 396 pages
...maxims of true liberty. The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government. But the constitution...at any time exists till changed by an explicit and authenticact of the whole people is sacredly obligatory upon all. The very idea of the power and the...
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Unintended Consequences of Constitutional Amendment

David E. Kyvig - Political Science - 2000 - 260 pages
...Washington spoke for the founding generation as well as himself when he said that the Constitution till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole people, is sacredly obligatory upon all. . . . This Government, the offspring of our own choice, uninfluenced and unawed, adopted upon full...
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The Lost World of Classical Legal Thought: Law and Ideology in America, 1886 ...

William M. Wiecek - Law - 2001 - 286 pages
...that might upset the status quo of wealth and power: The basis of our political systems is the пЫ of the people to make and alter their constitutions...obligatory upon all. The very idea of the power and the right of the people to establish government presupposes the duh of every individual to obey the...
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American Presidents: Farewell Messages to the Nation, 1796-2001

Gleaves Whitney - Political Science - 2003 - 477 pages
...and experience may develop, ever remembering that "the constitution which at any time exists until changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole people is sacredly obligatory upon all." In the performance of a duty imposed upon me by the Constitution, I have thus communicated to Congress...
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Our Documents: 100 Milestone Documents from the National Archives

Michael Beschloss - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2006 - 256 pages
...political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their coni.-.^ ... . .i -K tf stitutions of government. But the Constitution which at any time...obligatory upon all. The very idea of the power and the right of the people to establish government presupposes the duty of every individual to obey the...
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Habits of Mind: Fostering Access and Excellence in Higher Education

William Barclay Allen, Carol M. Allen - Education - 249 pages
...The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter theirConstitution of Government. But the Constitution which at any time...obligatory upon all. The very idea of the power and the right of the People to establish Government presupposes the duty of every lndividual to obey the...
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Ratification of the Twenty-first Amendment to the Constitution of the United ...

Everett Somerville Brown - History - 1938 - 718 pages
...says: "In the words of the father of his country we declare that the basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and alter their constitutions of government." This is not only an expression of approval of George Washington's words, but it is also the declaration...
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Against All Enemies

Harold Coyle - Fiction - 2003 - 432 pages
...presided over the gathering that wrote the Constitution himself, said, "The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and alter their constitutions of government.' While there is a growing chorus of special interest groups who claim that the time has come to do just...
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No Debate: How the Republican and Democratic Parties Secretly Control the ...

George Farah - History - 2004 - 224 pages
..."This One 5XXP-YPX-3E66 The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their Constitutions of Government. But the Constitution...obligatory upon all. The very idea of the power and the right of the people to establish Government presupposes the duty of every individual to obey the...
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