Life of General Lewis Cass

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Zieber, 1848 - 200 Seiten
 

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Seite 201 - Congress shall have the power to dispose of and make all needful rules and regulations respecting the territory and other property belonging to the United States.
Seite 151 - That Congress has no power, under the Constitution, to interfere with or control the domestic institutions of the several States, and that such States are the sole and proper judges of everything appertaining to their own affairs not prohibited by the Constitution...
Seite 151 - Constitution; that all efforts of the abolitionists or others, made to induce Congress to interfere with questions of slavery or to take incipient steps in relation thereto, are calculated to lead to the most alarming and dangerous consequences ; and that all such efforts have an inevitable tendency to diminish the happiness of the people, and endanger the stability and permanency of the Union, and ought not to be countenanced by any friend of our political institutions.
Seite 150 - That it is the duty of every branch of the Government to enforce and practise the most rigid economy in conducting our public affairs, and that no more revenue ought to be raised than is required to defray the necessary expenses of the Government, and for the gradual but certain extinction of the public debt _ 6.
Seite 149 - ... great moral element in a form of government springing from and upheld by the popular will ; and we contrast it with the creed and practice of federalism, under whatever...
Seite 151 - That the liberal principles embodied by Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence, and sanctioned in the Constitution, which makes ours the land of liberty and the asylum of the oppressed of every nation, have ever been cardinal principles in the democratic faith ; and every attempt to abridge the present privilege of becoming citizens and the owners of soil among us, ought to be resisted with the same spirit which swept the alien and sedition laws from our statute-books.
Seite 151 - That the separation of the moneys of the Government from banking institutions is indispensable for the safety of the funds of the Government and the rights of the people.
Seite 153 - States ; and to sustain and advance among us constitutional liberty, by continuing to resist all monopolies and exclusive legislation for the benefit of the few at the expense...
Seite 153 - Resolved. That the fruits of the great political triumph of 1844, which elected James K. Polk and George M. Dallas, President and VicePresident of the United States, have fulfilled the hopes of the Democracy of the Union in defeating the declared purposes of their opponents...
Seite 102 - They have too much confidence in their sense of justice to fear any such result ; and they will see with pleasure the prompt disavowal made by yourself, sir, in the name of your country, at the tribune of the Chamber of Deputies, of any intentions of this nature. But were it otherwise, and were it possible they might be deceived in this confident expectation, that would not alter in one tittle their course of action ; their duty would be the same, and the same would be their determination to fulfill...

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