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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 democracy of the Constitution: and other addresses and essays

Henry Cabot Lodge - Constitutional history - 1915 - 297 pages
...believe that any of us need be disturbed if we find ourselves in agreement with them. Lincoln also said, in his first inaugural: A majority held in restraint...changing easily with deliberate changes of popular opinions and sentiments, is the only trae sovereign of a free people. You observe that he says a majority...
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Addresses on Government and Citizenship

Elihu Root - Citizenship - 1916 - 552 pages
...other. Abraham Lincoln in the first Inaugural described the true character of our Government. He said: 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. Aye, whoever rejects...
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Abraham Lincoln, the Lawyer-statesman

John Thomas Richards - Lawyers - 1916 - 260 pages
...a provision specifically applicable to every question which may occur in practical administration. 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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Great Speeches

Abraham Lincoln - History - 1991 - 113 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...
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Irving Babbitt, Literature, and the Democratic Culture

Milton Hindus
...pondered the problems of federalism regard as the most satisfactory formulation of the American solution: "A majority held in restraint by constitutional checks...easily with deliberate changes of popular opinion and sentiments, is the only true sovereign of a free people." Four years later, with the war behind rather...
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Of the People, by the People, for the People: And Other Quotations

Abraham Lincoln - History - 1996 - 162 pages
...reprinted in Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, v. 4, p. 207. Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990). 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. "First Inaugural Address," March...
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The Long Schoolroom: Lessons in the Bitter Logic of the Poetic Principle

Allen R. Grossman - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 213 pages
...contrast the true democratic sovereign: 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. Whoever rejects it does of necessity fly to anarchy...
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The Mild Voice of Reason: Deliberative Democracy and American National ...

Joseph M. Bessette - Political Science - 1997 - 289 pages
...Lincoln got to the heart of the matter: 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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America's Nine Greatest Presidents

Frank P. King - Political Science - 1997 - 228 pages
...or the government must cease.... 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...
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The Strange Sad War Revolving: Walt Whitman, Reconstruction, and the ...

Luke Mancuso - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 152 pages
...less-than-universal model of "consent," which forbade the dissolution of civil ties between one section and another: "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" (Lincoln IV, 268). With or without...
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