The Works of Orestes A. Brownson: Politics


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Página 291 - I believe, towards the close of the last century, and the beginning of the present, sent out more living writers, in its proportion, than any other school.
Página 133 - ... to make rules for the government of the land and naval forces ; to provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the union, suppress...
Página 132 - To borrow money on the credit of the United States; To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes...
Página 119 - Being thus derived from the same source as the constitutions of the states, it has within each state the same authority as the constitution of the state, and is as much a constitution in the strict sense of the term, within its prescribed sphere, as the constitutions of the states are within their respective spheres; but with this obvious and essential difference, that, being a compact among the states in their highest...
Página 568 - ... the foolish things of the world hath God chosen that He may confound the wise, and the weak things of the world hath God chosen that He may confound the strong.
Página 195 - Let government take care of the rich, and the rich will take care of the poor," instead of the far safer maxim, "Let government take care of the weak, the strong can take care of themselves." Universal suffrage is better than restricted suffrage, but even universal suffrage is too weak to prevent private property from having an undue political influence. The evils attributed to universal suffrage are not inseparable from it, and, after all, it is doubtful if it elevates men of an inferior class to...
Página 118 - From these it will be seen that the characteristic peculiarities of the constitution are: 1. The mode of its formation. 2. The division of the supreme powers of government between the states in their united capacity and the states in their individual capacities.
Página 350 - He has endeavored to prevent the population of these States ; for that purpose obstructing the laws for the naturalization of foreigners, refusing to pass others to encourage their migration hither and raising the conditions of new appropriations of lands.
Página 133 - ... law and equity arising under this constitution, the laws of the United States, and treaties made or to be made under their authority...
Página 403 - ... primal curse of society is that he abdicates his headship, and allows himself to be governed, we might almost say, deprived of his reason, by woman. It was through the seductions of the woman, herself seduced by the serpent, that man fell, and brought sin and all our woe into the world.

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