The People the Sovereigns

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J.B. Lippincott & Company, 1867 - Democracy - 274 pages
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Page 5 - America; extorting by the mild compulsion of reason, the shores of the Pacific from the stipulated acknowledgment of Spain; and leading back the imperial autocrat of the North, to his lawful boundaries, from his hastily asserted dominion over the southern ocean. Thus strengthening and consolidating the federative edifice of his country's union, till he was entitled to say, like Augustus Caesar, of his imperial city, that he had found her built of brick and left her constructed of marble.
Page 5 - There behold him for a term of eight years, strengthening his country for defence by a system of combined fortifications, military and naval, sustaining her rights, her dignity and honor abroad ; soothing her dissensions, and conciliating her acerbities at home ; controlling by a firm though peaceful policy the hostile spirit of the European Alliance against Republican...
Page 4 - European powers to extend their system to any portion of this hemisphere as dangerous to our peace and safety.
Page 53 - ... doctrines. . . . In tracing regal power to the paternal source, we trace it to a single pair, from whom the whole community must have descended ; for otherwise the origin could not have been paternal. If this be the source of power, it must have commenced with the human race, and, admitting the authority of the Mosaic account, with our first parents ; and, to preserve the succession, have descended in the right line to the oldest son from generation to generation, to the present day. If the right...
Page 9 - Geographical proximity is only one reason for our special ties. We share a common history of revolt from colonial rule and a common heritage in the quest for dignity and freedom of man. More than a century ago the Monroe Doctrine focused attention on the special concern of the United...

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