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Страница 20 - ... freedom of religion; freedom of the press, and freedom of person under the protection of the habeas corpus, and trial by juries impartially selected. These principles form the bright constellation which has gone before us and guided our steps through an age of revolution and reformation.
Страница 5 - ... that, in case of a deliberate, palpable, and dangerous exercise of other powers not granted by the said compact, the States, who are parties thereto, have the right and are in duty bound to interpose for arresting the progress of the evil, and for maintaining within their respective limits the authorities, rights, and liberties appertaining to them.
Страница 35 - States alone cut off, will our nature be ' changed ? Are we not men still to the south of that, and with all the passions of men? Immediately we shall see a Pennsylvania and a Virginia party arise in the residuary confederacy, and the public mind will be distracted with the same party spirit. What a game, too, will the one party have in their hands, by eternally threatening the other that unless they do so and so they will join their Northern...
Страница 111 - When we know our own strength, we shall the better know what to undertake with hopes of success : and when we have well surveyed the powers of our own minds, and made some estimate what we may expect from them, we shall not...
Страница 31 - ... in maintaining unimpaired the authorities, rights, and liberties, reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
Страница 92 - Nor may I pass over in silence a Representative from New Hampshire, who has almost obliterated all memory of that distinction by the superior fame he has attained as a Senator from Massachusetts. Though then but in the bud of his political life, and hardly conscious perhaps of his own extraordinary powers, he gave promise of the greatness he has since achieved.
Страница 31 - not law, but utterly null, void, and of no force or effect," which had followed, in one of the resolutions, the word " unconstitutional," were struck out by common consent. Though the words were, in fact, but synonymous with "unconstitutional," yet, to guard against a misunderstanding of this phrase as more than declaratory of opinion, the word "unconstitutional" alone was retained, as not liable to that danger.
Страница 91 - Virginia* — whom it were +superfluous to ^designate; whose speeches were universally read ; whose "'"satire was universally feared. Upon whose accents, did this habitually listless and unlistening House, hang so frequently, with rapt attention? Whose fame was "'identified with that body for so long a period? Who was a more "'"dexterous debater? a riper scholar? better versed in the politics of our own country? or deeper read in the history of others? Above all, who was more thoroughly +imbued with...
Страница 42 - I am asked what is to be done when a people feel themselves intolerably oppressed, my answer is ready — overturn the Government. But do not, I beseech you, carry matters to this length without provocation. Wait, at least, until some infringement is made...
Страница 111 - It is of great use to the sailor to know the length of his line, though he cannot with it fathom all the depths of the ocean. It is well he knows that it is long enough to reach the bottom, at such places as are necessary to direct his voyage, and caution him against running upon shoals that may ruin him.