Socialism and the American Spirit

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1893 - 376 страница

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Страница 310 - It forces us to ask, Is there in all republics this inherent and fatal weakness? Must a government of necessity be too strong for the • liberties of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?
Страница 173 - ... the preservation of the general government in its whole constitutional vigor, as the sheet anchor of our peace at home and safety abroad...
Страница 173 - ... the diffusion of information and arraignment of all abuses at the bar of the public reason; 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 141 - Promote, then, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.
Страница 230 - Christian churches to the fact that the teachings of Jesus Christ lead directly to some specific form or forms of socialism; that, therefore, the Church has a definite duty upon this matter, and must, in simple obedience to Christ, apply itself to the realization of the social principles of Christianity.
Страница 63 - May we not even say, that that form of government is the best, which provides the most effectually for a pure selection of these natural aristoi into the offices of government ? The artificial aristocracy is a mischievous ingredient in government, and provision should be made to prevent its ascendency.
Страница 224 - Socialist," their organ, was stated to be to "diffuse the principles of cooperation by the practical application of Christianity to the purposes of trade and industry.
Страница 172 - About to enter, fellow-citizens, on the exercise of duties which comprehend everything dear and valuable to you, it is proper you should understand what I deem the essential principles of our government, and, consequently, those which ought to shape its administration. I will compress them within the narrowest compass they will bear, stating the general principle, but not all its limitations. Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever state or persuasion, religious or political: peace, commerce,...
Страница 172 - Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever state or persuasion, religious or political ; peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations — entangling alliances with none...
Страница 83 - Americans of all ages, all conditions, and all dispositions constantly form associations. They have not only commercial and manufacturing companies, in which all take part, but associations of a thousand other kinds — religious, moral serious, futile, general or restricted, enormous or diminutive. The Americans make associations to give entertainments, to found...

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