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" Was it possible to lose the Nation and yet preserve the Constitution ? By general law, life and limb must be protected ; yet often a limb must be amputated to save a life ; but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. I felt that measures otherwise... "
Readings in American Government and Politics - Page 69
by Charles Austin Beard - 1909 - 624 pages
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The Anglo-Saxon Review, Volume 7

Bookbinding - 1900 - 308 pages
...yet preserve the Constitution ? By general law, life and limb must be protected ; yet often a limb must be amputated to save a life ; but a life is never...could not feel that, to the best of my ability, I had ever tried to preserve the Constitution, ifj to save slavery or any minor matter, I should permit the...
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Abraham Lincoln

Joseph Hodges Choate - 1901 - 48 pages
...yet preserve the Constitution ? By general law, life and limb must be protected ; yet often a limb must be amputated to save a life ; but a life is never...Constitution through the preservation of the nation. Eight or wrong, I assumed this ground and now avow it. I could not feel that, to the best of my ability,...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln: His Early History, Political Career, Speeches in ...

Joseph Hartwell Barrett, Charles Walter Brown - Presidents - 1902 - 888 pages
...and yet preserve the Constitution? By general law, life and limb must be protected ; yet often a limb must be amputated to save a life ; but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. I feel that measures, otherwise unconstitutional, might become lawful, by becoming indispensable to the...
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The State, Specially the American State, Psychologically Treated

Denton Jaques Snider - Political science - 1902 - 570 pages
...taken into account. President Lincoln in a famous letter once said: " Measures otherwise constitutional might become lawful by becoming indispensable to the...Constitution through the preservation of the nation." He in substance declares that he had to violate the Constitution in order to save it — violate it...
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The State, Specially the American State, Psychologically Treated

Denton Jaques Snider - Political science - 1902 - 590 pages
...must be taken into account President Lincoln in af amou8 ^ -Measures otherwlse constitutional come lawful by becoming indispensable to the preservation...Constitution through the preservation of the nation." He in substance declares that he had to violate the Constitution in order to save it — violate it...
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A History of American Political Theories

Charles Edward Merriam - Political Science - 1903 - 392 pages
...as it exists behind the Constitution. This idea was expressed by Lincoln, when he made the assertion that " measures otherwise unconstitutional might become...Constitution, through the preservation of the Nation." l Evidence of the same spirit is given by the statement of Fisher that, "if the Union and the government...
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Abraham Lincoln and His Presidency, Volume 2

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - 1903 - 436 pages
...yet preserve the Constitution ? By general law, life and limb must be protected ; yet often a limb must be amputated to save a life ; but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. I feel that measures, otherwise unconstitutional, might become lawful by becoming indispensable to the...
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The American Republic and Its Government: An Analysis of the Government of ...

James Albert Woodburn - Constitutional history - 1903 - 432 pages
...to lose the nation and yet preserve the Constitution. "So a measure, otherwise unconstitutional, may become lawful by becoming indispensable to the preservation...Constitution through the preservation of the nation." Any government, in order to preserve its own life, will construe its powers in such a way as to justify...
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The Historians' History of the World: The United States (concluded), Spanish ...

Henry Smith Williams - World History - 1904 - 768 pages
...warrant or authority for the edict. Lincoln's own explanation was that " measures otherwise unlawful might become lawful by becoming indispensable to the...the nation Right or wrong, I assumed this ground." [1868-1868 A. i . i FREDERICKSBURG AND CHANCELLORSVILLE General Ambrose E. Burnside had been one of...
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The Writings of Abraham Lincoln: 1832-1843

Abraham Lincoln - American literature - 1905 - 354 pages
...and yet preserve the Constitution? By general law, life and limb must be protected, yet often a limb must be amputated to save a life; but a life is never...could not feel that to the best of my ability I had ever tried to preserve the Constitution if to save slavery or any minor matter I should permit the...
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