The Works of John C. Calhoun: Speeches ... delivered in the House of Representatives and in the Senate of the United States

D. Appleton, 1853
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Sida 555 - American army, shall be considered as a common fund for the use and benefit of such of the United States, as have become or shall become members of the confederation or federal alliance of the said states, Virginia inclusive, according to their usual respective proportions in the general charge and expenditure, and shall be faithfully and bona fide disposed of for that purpose, and for no other use or purpose whatsoever.
Sida 141 - Resolved, That the intermeddling of any state or states, or their citizens, to abolish slavery in this district, or any of the territories, on the ground or under the pretext that it is immoral or sinful, or the passage of any act or measure of Congress with that view, would be a direct and dangerous attack on the institutions of all the slave-holding states.
Sida 180 - It is impossible with us that the conflict can take place between labor and capital, which makes it so difficult to establish and maintain free institutions in all wealthy and highly civilized nations where such institutions as ours do not exist.
Sida 567 - ... the most safe, just. and federal disposition which could be made of the surplus revenue, would be its apportionment among the several States, according to their ratio of representation ; and should this measure not be found warranted by the constitution, that it would be expedient to propose to the States an amendment authorizing it.
Sida 425 - Convention had adopted the clauses, no state shall "emit bills of credit," or "make any thing but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts,
Sida 291 - Rights banner, and go in the direction in which I have been so long moving. I seize the opportunity thoroughly to reform the Government; to bring it back to its original principles; to retrench and economize, and rigidly to enforce accountability. I shall oppose, strenuously, all attempts to originate a new debt; to create a national bank; to reunite the political and money powers (more dangerous than Church and State) in any form or shape...
Sida 270 - I clearly saw its desolating effects in one section, and corrupting influence in the other; and when I saw that it could not be arrested here, I fell back on my own state, and a blow was given to a system destined to destroy our institutions, if not overthrown, which brought it to the ground. This brings me down to the present time, and where passions and prejudices are yet too strong to make an appeal with any prospect of a fair and impartial verdict. I then transfer this, and all my subsequent...
Sida 415 - ... be so reduced as to be barely sufficient to meet the demands of the country for the articles not included in the protection ; as it must be obvious, so long as they exceed that amount, so long must specie continue to be imported, and the exchange to be in our favour, till the protection is broken down by the expansion of the currency. The consummation, therefore, of the system must be one of two things — explosion, or the reduction of the exports, so as -not to exceed the amount of the unprotected...
Sida 92 - We saw its disastrous political bearings ; foresaw its surpluses, and the extravagances to which it would lead ; we rallied on the election of the late President to arrest it through the influence of the executive department of the government. In this we failed. We then fell back upon the rights and sovereignty of the States ; and, by the action of a small but gallant State, and through the potency of its interposition, we brought the system to the ground, sustained, as it was, by the opposition...
Sida 298 - I have but suggested—that a paper issued by Government, with the simple promise to receive it in all its dues, leaving its creditors to take it or gold and silver, at their option, would, to the extent that it would circulate, form a perfect paper circulation, which could not be abused by the Government; that it would be as steady and uniform in value as the metals themselves...

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