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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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Abraham Lincoln, and Other Addresses in England

Joseph Hodges Choate - Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1910 - 320 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...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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Abraham Lincoln; the Tribute of a Century, 1809-1909: Commemorative of the ...

Nathan William MacChesney - 1910 - 704 pages
...responsibilities by acts which he believed would conduce to the great end that he had in view. ' ' I feel that measures otherwise unconstitutional might become...becoming indispensable to the preservation of the nation. Right or wrong, I assumed this ground, and now avow it." Acting upon this theory, while he...
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A Study of Greatness in Men

Josephus Nelson Larned - Genius - 1911 - 328 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 felt tbat measures otherwise unconstitutional might become lawful by becoming indispensable to the preservation...
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Proceedings of the Mississippi Valley Historical Association, Volume 5

Mississippi Valley Historical Association - Mississippi River Valley - 1912 - 280 pages
...He was conscious of the power of the people as the creating source of the Constitution when he said: "measures otherwise unconstitutional might become...Constitution, through the preservation of the Nation." If only constitutionally created the Union could not have existed previous to the Constitution, and...
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Proceedings, Volume 5

Organization of American Historians - Mississippi River Valley - 1912 - 350 pages
...He was conscious of the power of the people as the creating source of the Constitution when he said: "measures otherwise unconstitutional might become...Constitution, through the preservation of the Nation." If only constitutionally created the Union could not have existed previous to the Constitution, and...
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The U.S. Constitution for Everyone: Features All 27 Amendments

Jerome B. Agel, Mort Gerberg - Political Science - 1991 - 68 pages
...which dictators suspend constitutions, our first "constitutional dictator" felt that "measures, however unconstitutional, might become lawful by becoming...Constitution through the preservation of the nation." . dJThe 16th Amendment gives Congress the power to tax incomes, Thus modifying the "no capitation"...
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The Living Lincoln: The Man and His Times, in His Own Words

Abraham Lincoln, Paul McClelland Angle, Earl Schenck Miers - United States - 1992 - 692 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. 600 I felt that measures, otherwise unconstitutional, might become lawful, by becoming indispensable...
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Lincoln, the War President: The Gettysburg Lectures

Gabor S. Boritt - History - 1992 - 273 pages
...Constitution?" And if that was too abstract, he explained so that no one could misunderstand: "Often a limb must be amputated to save a life; but a life is never wisely given to save a limb." So it was in the Civil War. And so it was in the Second World War. Schlesinger, the scholar who gave...
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Managing with Power: Politics and Influence in Organizations

Jeffrey Pfeffer - Business & Economics - 1992 - 404 pages
...Constitution was the organic law. Was it possible to lose the nation and yet preserve the Constitution? ... I felt that measures, otherwise unconstitutional,...becoming indispensable to the preservation . . . of the nation.20 Lessons to Be Unlearned Our ambivalence about power also comes from lessons we learn in school....
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Truman and the Steel Seizure Case: The Limits of Presidential Power

Maeva Marcus - Biography & Autobiography - 1994 - 422 pages
...general law, life and limb must be protected, yet often a limb must be amputated to save a life; but life is never wisely given to save a limb. I felt...becoming indispensable to the preservation of the nation." (Note, Lincoln to A. G. Hodges, April 4, 1864, Nicolay and Hay, Complete Works of Abraham...
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