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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 93
by William Howard Taft - 1913 - 283 pages
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Lincoln on Democracy

Abraham Lincoln, G. S. Boritt - History - 2004 - 416 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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Challenges to the American Founding: Slavery, Historicism, and Progressivism ...

Ronald J. Pestritto, Thomas G. West - Law - 2005 - 304 pages
...sovereignty. Lincoln summarized: "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." In political life, unanimity...
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Abraham Lincoln, President-elect: The Four Critical Months from Election to ...

Larry D. Mansch - History - 2005 - 228 pages
...is dissipated by a vernal sun."8 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 Progressive Revolution in Politics and Political Science: Transforming ...

John A. Marini, Ken Masugi - Political Science - 2005 - 388 pages
...its dealings with minorities."107 This was Lincoln's view as he expressed it in the First 1naugural. "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 Lincoln Year Book: Axioms and Aphorisms from the Great Emancipator

Wallace Rice - History - 2005 - 104 pages
...Important principles may and must be inflexible. TWELFTH There is but one duty now — to fight, THIRTEENTH A majority held in restraint by constitutional checks...and always changing easily with deliberate changes JI of popular opinions and sentiments, is the only true sovereign of a free people. FOURTEENTH This,...
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The American Civil War: An Anthology of Essential Writings

Ian Frederick Finseth - History - 2006 - 629 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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One Nation, Indivisible?: A Study of Secession and the Constitution

Robert F. Hawes - Political Science - 2006 - 374 pages
...acquiescence on one side or the other... 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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Father Abraham: Lincoln's Relentless Struggle to End Slavery

Richard Striner - History - 2006 - 320 pages
...that majority rule, with appropriate restraints, was the only possible method for governing republics: "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;...
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Architects of Political Change: Constitutional Quandaries and Social Choice ...

Norman Schofield - Political Science - 2006
...authority of the United States, are insurrectionary or revolutionary, according to the circumstances ... 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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Reconstructing the Commercial Republic: Constitutional Design After Madison

Stephen L. Elkin - History - 2006 - 413 pages
...majority rule was the "republican principle" of governing, a view powerfully expressed by Lincoln. A majority, held in restraint by constitutional checks,...and limitations, and always changing easily, with deliberative changes of popular opinions and sentiments, is the only true sovereign of a free people....
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