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" And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble... "
The Impending Crisis of the South: How to Meet it - Página 180
por Hinton Rowan Helper - 1857 - 420 páginas
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We Hold These Truths

Randall Norman Desoto - 2007 - 262 páginas
...acted to right this wrong, another armed revolution might occur at God's instigation. In that event, "The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in such a contest, God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have...
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Bonds of Affection: Civic Charity and the Making of America--Winthrop ...

Matthew S. Holland - 2007 - 336 páginas
...tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever. . . . The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in such a contest" ( Jefferson, Writings, 289). Of course, if Jefferson was being sincere here about a god of justice,...
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All Honor to Jefferson?: The Virginia Slavery Debates and the Positive Good ...

Erik S. Root - 2008 - 255 páginas
...are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever; that...events; that it may become probable by supernatural interference!68 Jefferson concludes this query with a trembling optimism: slavery is coming to an end....
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Moon Handbooks Virginia: Including Washington,, Parte3

Julian Smith - 2007 - 418 páginas
...equality of man, had foreseen the conflict: "Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that His justice cannot sleep forever: that...an exchange of situation, is among possible events . . ." Northern states began to clamor for emancipation as scattered slave revolts gained momentum....
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Enlightened Republicanism: A Study of Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia

David Tucker - 2008 - 159 páginas
...slavery. I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever: that considering numbers, nature and natural means...may become probable by supernatural interference! (163) Even Jefferson, then, acknowledges that belief in God might provide critical support for the...
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Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs of the Year 1793: With Related Texts

Charles Brockden Brown, Philip Barnard, Stephen Shapiro - 2008 - 488 páginas
...his justice cannot sleep for ever — and that an exchange of circumstances is among probable events. The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in such a conflict" (Miller, 27) .] [Editors' Note: Miller refers to the British scheme in 1 792 to recolonize...
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Founding Faith: Providence, Politics, and the Birth of Religious Freedom in ...

Steven Waldman - 2008 - 304 páginas
...eachange of sttuahon, rs among possible events, that it may beeome probable by superoataral urterference! The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in such a contert, —But it is impossible to be temperate and to pursue this subject thinugh the vanous considerations...
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