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" If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions against it are themselves wrong and should be silenced and swept away. If it is right, we cannot justly object to its nationality — its universality ; if it is wrong, they cannot justly insist... "
New Outlook - Página 220
1916
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ABRAHAM LINCOLN

abraham lincoln - 1910
...intense convictions is best shown by a brief extract from his Cooper Institute speech in New York : "If slavery Is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions...should be silenced and swept away. If it is right, we (the North) cannot justly object to its nationality — its universality; if it is wrong, they (the...
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Lincoln and Herndon

Joseph Fort Newton - 1910 - 367 páginas
...those fathers gave it, be, not grudgingly, but fully and fairly maintained. . . . All they (the South) ask we could readily grant, if we thought slavery...could as readily grant, if they thought it wrong. ... It is exceedingly desirable that all parts of this great Confederacy shall be at peace and in harmony,...
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Lincoln and Herndon

Joseph Fort Newton - 1910 - 367 páginas
...those fathers gave it, be, not grudgingly, but fully and fairly maintained. . . . All they (the South) ask we could readily grant, if we thought slavery...could as readily grant, if they thought it wrong. . . . It is exceedingly desirable that all parts of this great Confederacy shall be at peace and in...
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Rhetoric of the People: Is There Any Better Or Equal Hope in the World?

Harold Barrett - 1974 - 335 páginas
...think, deserve to be remembered with some of the more frequently quoted passages from later speeches: If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws and constitutions against it are themselves wrong; if it is wrong they cannot justly insist upon its extensions - its enlargement. All they ask, we could...
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Abraham Lincoln, a Documentary Portrait Through His Speeches and Writings

Abraham Lincoln, Don Edward Fehrenbacher - 1977 - 288 páginas
...blessing. Nor can we justifiably withhold this, on any ground save our conviction that slavery is wrong. If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions...could as readily grant, if they thought it wrong. Their thinking it right, and our thinking it wrong, is the precise fact upon which depends the whole...
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Crisis of the House Divided: An Interpretation of the Issues in the Lincoln ...

Harry V. Jaffa - 1982 - 451 páginas
...justifiably withhold this, on any ground save our conviction that slavery is wrong. If slavery is right, ah1 words, acts, laws, and constitutions against it, are...themselves wrong, and should be silenced, and swept away.10 If slavery is right, ah" words against it are wrong and should be silenced. But if slavery...
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The Supreme Court and the Decline of Constitutional Aspiration

Gary J. Jacobsohn - 1986 - 192 páginas
...example, he discussed the morality of slavery, and indicated the centrality of the issue to the nation. "If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions...themselves wrong, and should be silenced, and swept away."61! On the other hand if, as the Republicans believed, it is wrong, then, Lincoln suggests, the...
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Slavery and Its Consequences: The Constitution, Equality, and Race

Robert A. Goldwin, Art Kaufman - 1988 - 181 páginas
...blessing. Nor can we justifiably withhold this, on any ground save our conviction that slavery is wrong. If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions...could as readily grant, if they thought it wrong. Their thinking it right, and our thinking it wrong, is the precise fact upon which depends the whole...
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Party Ideologies in America, 1828-1996

John Gerring - 2001 - 337 páginas
...1896: 100). early in 1860 - one of only two major public addresses he gave in that climactic year: If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions...could as readily grant, if they thought it wrong. Their thinking it right, and our thinking it wrong, is the precise fact upon which depends the whole...
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The Approaching Fury

Stephen B. Oates - 2009 - 100 páginas
...they cannot cease to demand full national recognition of it, as a legal right, and social blessing. If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions...themselves wrong, and should be silenced and swept away. All they ask, we could readily grant, if we thought slavery right; all we ask, they could as readily...
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