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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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The Genesis of the Civil War: The Story of Sumter, 1860-1861

Samuel Wylie Crawford - Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.) - 1887 - 486 pages
...by the same people, can or cannot maintain its territorial integrity against its own domestic foes. Must a government of necessity be too strong for the...own people or too weak to maintain its own existence ?" APPENDIX IV. " STEAMSHIP Baltic, "Thursday, April 18, 1861. "GENERAL : " I have the honor to submit...
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Four Years with the Army of the Potomac

Régis de Trobriand - United States - 1888 - 757 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 ? ' " Congress, which is the soul of the people, could not be silent on the question of slavery. It...
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The Republic, Or, A History of the United States of America in ..., Volume 17

John Robert Irelan - Presidents - 1888
...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...liberties of its own people, or too weak to maintain ite own existence?" So viewing the issue, no choice was left but to call out the war power of the Government;...
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Abraham Lincoln's Pen and Voice: Being a Complete Compilation of His Letters ...

Abraham Lincoln - Presidents - 1890 - 423 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. Ths call was made, and the response...
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Lincoln, His Life and Time: Being the Life and Public Services of ..., Volume 1

Henry Jarvis Raymond - 1891 - 808 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...issue, no choice was left but to call out the war powe* of the Government; and so to resist force employed for its destruction, \ar force for its preservation....
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Abraham Lincoln, an Essay

Carl Schurz - 1891 - 117 pages
...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 republies this inherent weakness ? " This question he answered in the name of the...
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Abraham Lincoln: An Essay

Carl Schurz - Presidents - 1891 - 117 pages
...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 republies this inherent weakness ? " This question he answered in the name of the...
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Abraham Lincoln, Volume 1

John Torrey Morse - 1893
...end to free government upon the earth. It forces us to ask: Is there in all Republics this inherent fatal weakness? Must a government of necessity be...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence? " The Constitution of the Confederacy was a paraphrase with convenient adaptations of the Constitution...
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McClure's Magazine ..., Volume 12

American literature - 1899
...same people — can or can not maintain its territorial integrity against its own domestic foes. . . . So viewing the issue, no choice was left but to call...the war power of the government ; and so to resist force employed for its destruction, by force for its preservation. This was not Mr. Lincoln's view...
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Socialism and the American Spirit

Nicholas Paine Gilman - Christian socialism - 1893 - 376 pages
...requisite. Lincoln's question means far more now than when he uttered it: "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 ? " One important matter here is the simple size of...
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