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" A majority held in restraint by constitutional checks and limitations, and always changing easily with deliberate changes of popular opinions and sentiments, is the only true sovereign of a free people. "
Popular Government: Its Essence, Its Permanence and Its Perils - Page 94
by William Howard Taft - 1913 - 283 pages
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The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

Political science - 1912
...sovereign. Abraham Lincoln said: A majority held in restraint by constitutional checks and limitations, always changing easily with deliberate changes of...opinion and sentiment is the only true sovereign of a free people. Whoever rejects it does of necessity fly to anarchy or despotism. Quoting these words...
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Experiments in Government and the Essentials of the Constitution

Elihu Root - Constitutional law - 1913 - 83 pages
...this subject in one of his comprehensive statements that cannot be quoted too often. He said in the first inaugural: "A majority held in restraint by...opinion and sentiment is the only true sovereign of a free people. Whoever rejects it does of necessity fly to anarchy or despotism." Rules of limitation,...
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Experiments in Government and the Essentials of the Constitution

Elihu Root - Constitutional law - 1913 - 83 pages
...this subject in one of his comprehensive statements that cannot be quoted too often. He said in the first inaugural: "A majority held in restraint by...opinion and sentiment is the only true sovereign of a free people. Whoever rejects it does of necessity fly to anarchy or despotism." Rules of limitation,...
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Congressional Serial Set

United States - 1913
...Lincoln covered this subject in one of his comprehensive statements that can not be quotea too often. He said in his first inaugural : A majority held in restraint...deliberate changes of popular opinion and sentiment ia the only true sovereign of a free people. Whoever rejects it does of necessity fly to anarchy or...
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Great Debates in American History: The Civil War

Marion Mills Miller, United States. Congress, Great Britain. Parliament - Civil rights - 1913
...only and prevent renewed secession? Plainly, the central idea of secession is the essence of anarchy. A majority held in restraint by constitutional checks...changing easily with deliberate changes of popular opinions and sentiments, is the only true sovereign of a free people. Whoever rejects it does, of necessity,...
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The Making of an Oration

Clark Mills Brink - Oratory - 1913 - 419 pages
...only and prevent renewed secession? Plainly the central idea of secession is the essence of anarchy. A majority held in restraint by constitutional checks...changing easily with deliberate changes of popular opinions and sentiments, is the only true sovereign of a free people. Whoever rejects it does of necessity...
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The Democracy of Abraham Lincoln: Address by Henry Cabot Lodge Before the ...

Henry Cabot Lodge - Democracy - 1913 - 18 pages
...guarantees and prohibitions, in the Constitution that controversies never arise concerning them. * * * A majority held in restraint by constitutional checks...changing easily with deliberate changes of popular opinions and sentiments, is the only true sovereign of a free people. Nothing could be clearer than...
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Selected Articles on the Recall: Including the Recall of Judges and Judicial ...

Edith M. Phelps - Courts - 1913 - 228 pages
...sovereign. Abraham Lincoln said : A majority held in restraint by constitutional checks and limitations, always changing easily with deliberate changes of...opinion and sentiment, is the only true sovereign of a free people-. Whoever rejects it does of necessity fly to anarchy or despotism. Quoting these words...
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Abraham Lincoln's cardinal traits: a study in ethics, with an epilogue ...

Clark Smith Beardslee - 1914 - 244 pages
...in turn will divide and ruin them. Plainly the central idea of secession is the essence of anarchy. A majority, held in restraint by constitutional checks...changing easily with deliberate changes of popular opinions and sentiments, is the only true sovereign of a free people. Unanimity is impossible. One...
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Call, Resolutions and Official Proceedings, Western States Water Power ...

Public lands - 1915 - 279 pages
...administrative officers and bureau heads for fixed rules of law. Let us remember Lincoln's statement that: A majority, held in restraint by constitutional checks...opinion and sentiment, is the only true sovereign of a free people. Whoever rejects it does of necessity fly to anarchy or despotism. That statement is...
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