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Page 7 - Congress has no power under the constitution to interfere with or control the domestic institutions of the several States, and that all such States are the sole and proper judges of everything appertaining to their own affairs not prohibited by the constitution ; that all efforts of the Abolitionists, or others, made to induce Congress t o
Page 7 - 3. That the constitution does not confer authority upon the federal government, directly or indirectly, to assume the debts of the several States, contracted for local internal improvements, or other State purposes ; nor would such assumption be just or expedient. " 2. That the constitution does not confer upon the
Page 6 - to continue or renew such agitation, whenever» wherever, or however, the attempt may be made ; and we will maintain this system as essential to the nationality of the Whig party, and the integrity of the Union.
Page 6 - maintain them, and insist upon their enforcement until time and experience shall demonstrate the necessity of further legislation to guard against the evasion of the laws on the one hand, and the abuse of their powers
Page 5 - is of a limited character, and it is confined to the exercise of powers expressly granted by the Constitution, and such as may be necessary and proper for carrying the granted powers into full execution ; and that all powers not thus granted or necessarily implied are expressly reserved to the States respectively, and to the people. "2
Page 6 - That the Constitution vests in Congress the power to open and repair harbors, and remove obstructions from navigable rivers ; and it is expedient that Congress should exercise that power whenever such improvements are necessary for the common defence, or for the protection and facility of commerce with foreign nations or among the
Page 7 - trust in the intelligence, the patriotism and the discriminating: justice of the American people. " 1. That the federal government is one of limited powers, derived solely from the constitution,, and the grants of power made therein ought
Page 5 - the Union should be revered and watched over as the palladium of our liberties. " 3. That, while struggling freedom everywhere enlists the warmest sympathy of the Whig party, we still adhere to the doctrines of the Father of his Country, as announced in his Farewell Address of keeping;
Page 7 - been cardinal principles of the democratic faith,/, and every attempt to abridge the privilege of becoming citizens and owners of soil amongst us ought to be resisted with the same spirit which swept the alien and sedition laws from our
Page 7 - of the people, and endanger the stability and permanency of the Union, and ought not to be countenanced by any friend of our political institutions.

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