A National Register of the Society, Sons of the American Revolution, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Press of A. H. Kellogg, 1902 - United States - 1035 pages
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Page 19 - If in the opinion of the people the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation, for though this in one instance may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed.
Page 19 - The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.
Page 19 - I repeat it, therefore, let those engagements be observed in their genuine sense. But, in my opinion, it is unnecessary and would be unwise to extend them. Taking care always to keep ourselves, by suitable establishments, on a respectable defensive posture, we may safely trust to temporary alliances, for extraordinary emergencies.
Page 19 - It is important, likewise, that the habits of thinking in a free country should inspire caution in those intrusted with its administration to confine themselves within their respective constitutional spheres, avoiding in the exercise of the powers of one department to encroach upon another.
Page 19 - In contemplating the causes which may disturb our union, it occurs as matter of serious concern that any ground should have been furnished for characterizing parties by geographical discriminations Northern and Southern, Atlantic and Western...
Page 19 - I will only observe, that, according to my understanding of the matter, that right, so far from being denied by any of the Belligerent Powers, has been virtually admitted by all. The duty of holding a neutral conduct...
Page 19 - The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is, in extending our commercial relations to have with them as little political connection as possible.
Page 27 - Cincinnati, the Sons of the Revolution, and the Sons of the American Revolution; Dr.
Page 93 - Observations on Civil Liberty, and the Justice and Policy of the War with America.
Page 19 - As a very important source of strength and security, cherish public credit. One method of preserving it is to use it as sparingly as possible...

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