Debates in Congress (Google eBook)

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Gales & Seaton, 1832 - United States
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Page cxxx - Government created by this compact was not made the exclusive or final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to itself; since that would have made its discretion, and not the constitution, the measure of its powers; but that as in all other cases of compact among parties having no common judge, each party has an equal right to judge for itself, as well of infractions as of the mode and measure of redress.
Page cliii - We hold these truths to be self-evident, that, whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends" (life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness), "it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it...
Page clxxxvii - The south, in the same intercourse, benefiting by the agency of the north, sees its agriculture grow and its commerce expand.