Eighty Years of Republican Government in the United States

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Murray, 1868 - 288 Seiten

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Seite 12 - The Constitution of the United States is a law for rulers and people, equally in war and in peace, and covers with the shield of its protection all classes of men at all times and under all circumstances. No doctrine involving more pernicious consequences was ever invented by the wit of man than that any of its provisions can be suspended during any of the great exigencies of government.
Seite 189 - And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained, in his person, liberty, or estate, for worshipping God in the manner and season most agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience ; or for his religious profession or sentiments ; provided he doth not disturb the public peace, or obstruct others in their religious worship.
Seite 195 - When Thou tookest upon Thee to deliver man, Thou didst humble Thyself to be born of a Virgin.
Seite 3 - More Worlds than One. The Creed of the Philosopher and the Hope of the Christian.
Seite 189 - That religion, or the duty which we owe to our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence; and, therefore, all men are equally entitled to the free exercise of religion, according to the dictates of conscience; and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love and charity towards each other.
Seite 74 - It is agreed on all sides, that the powers properly belonging to one of the departments ought not to be directly and completely administered by either of the other departments. It is equally evident, that none of them ought to possess, directly or indirectly, an overruling influence over the others, in the administration of their respective powers.
Seite 167 - I do not hesitate to say that the road to eminence and power, from obscure condition, ought not to be made too easy, nor a thing too much of course. If rare merit be the rarest of all rare things, it ought to pass through some sort of probation.
Seite 19 - History of Rome. From the Earliest Times to the Establishment of the Empire. With the History of Literature and Art.
Seite 7 - CUMMING'S (R. GORDON) Five Years of a Hunter's Life in the Far Interior of South Africa ; with Anecdotes of the Chace, and Notices of the Native Tribes.
Seite 157 - Complaints are everywhere heard from our most considerate and virtuous citizens, equally the friends of public and private faith, and of public and personal liberty, that our governments are too unstable, that the public good is disregarded in the conflicts of rival parties, and that measures are too often decided, not according to the rules of justice and the rights of the minor party, but by the superior force of an interested and overbearing majority.

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