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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? "
Life of Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States ... - Page 122
by Frank Crosby - 1865 - 476 pages
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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
...can, or cannot, maintain its territorial integrity, against its own domestic foes ... It forces us to ask: 'Is there, in all republics, this inherent, and...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?' " Lincoln, "Message to Congress in Special Session," in Speeches and Writings, I859-I865, 250. 51....
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Secession, State, and Liberty

David Gordon - Business & Economics - 344 pages
...can, or cannot, maintain its territorial integrity, against its own domestic foes. ... It forces us to ask: "Is there, in all republics, this inherent, and...of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?"38 Here we have the familiar argument that a modern state cannot allow territorial dismemberment...
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The Myth of the American Superhero

John Shelton Lawrence, Robert Jewett - Social Science - 2002 - 416 pages
...associated with such passivity and stated it this way in his Special Session Message on July 4, 1861: "Must a government, of necessity, be too strong for...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?" In another formulation, Lincoln queried: "Are all the laws but one to go unexecuted, and the Government...
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Constitutional Dictatorship: Crisis Government in the Modern Democracies

Clinton Rossiter - Political Science - 1948 - 322 pages
...page. CLINTON L. ROSSITER Ithaca, NY January, Constitutional (Dictatorship Constitutional Dictatorship Is there in all republics this inherent and fatal...of necessity be too strong for the liberties of its people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?" The man who posed that question was Abraham Lincoln....
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Franklin D. Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln: Competing Perspectives on Two ...

William D. Pederson, Frank J. Williams, Michael R. Williams - History - 2003 - 287 pages
...the States. On July 4, 1861, in his first message to the Congress, he presented this vital question: "Must a government, of necessity, be too strong for...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?" Lincoln answered that question as Jackson had answered it-not by words, but by deeds. And America still...
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Lincoln's Constitution

Daniel A. Farber - History - 2004 - 256 pages
...practically put an end to free government upon the earth." He phrased the critical question as this: "Must a government, of necessity, be too strong for...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?" So, too, the question was whether the rule of law could maintain its grip on even the most violent social...
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Lincoln's Constitution

Daniel A. Farber, Henry J Fletcher Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research Daniel A Farber - History - 2003 - 240 pages
...individual liberties by suspending habeas corpus and instituting military trials. Lincoln himself had asked, "Must a government, of necessity, be too strong for...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?" It was not irrational to fear that those liberties might also be casualties of war.4 The constitutional...
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Commanding Voices of Blue & Gray: General William T. Sherman, General George ...

Brian M. Thomsen - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 384 pages
...their government, and thus practically put an end to free government upon the earth. It forces us to ask: "Is there, in all republics, this inherent and...the war power of the government; and so to resist force employed for its destruction, by force for its preservation. It is now recommended that you give...
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The Deconstitutionalization of America: The Forgotten Frailties of ...

Roger Milton Barrus, John H. Eastby, Joseph H. Lane, Jr., David E. Marion, James F. Pontuso - Political Science - 2004 - 162 pages
...their Government, and thus practically put an end to free government upon the earth. It forces us to ask: 'Is there, in all republics, this inherent and...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?'" The argument of secessionists from Calhoun on—that states had a constitutional right to leave the...
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A Historical Guide to Emily Dickinson

Vivian R. Pollak - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 312 pages
...their Government, and thus practically put an end to free government upon the earth. It forces us to ask: "Is there in all republics, this inherent, and...of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?"21 Can government maintain or grant such liberty to the individual as to fulfill its promise...
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