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When we fled from the oppressions of kings and parliaments in Europe, to found this great Republic in America, we brought with us the laws…
Upon the Constitution, upon the pre-existing legal rights of the People, as understood in this country and in England, I have argued that this House…
The Normans came over, lance in hand, burning and trampling down every thing before them, and cutting off the Saxon dynasty and the Saxon nobles…
Sir, allusion has been made, in an early stage of this debate, to the history of the excitement which once pervaded a considerable part of…
I declare and protest in advance, that I do not intend, at this time at least; to be drawn or driven into the question of…
Be the responsibility on their heads who raise this novel and extraordinary question of reception, going to the unconstitutional abridgment, as I conceive, of the…
You well know, sir, that when the Constitution was submitted to the People of the respective States for their adoption or rejection, it awakened the…
The right of petition, I have said, was not conferred on the People by the Constitution, but was a pre-existing right, reserved by the People…
The proceedings of this House in 1790, in reference to petitions on the matter of the slave trade, and of slavery in the States, have…
Some of them, in accepting the proposed plan of government, coupled their acceptance with a recommendation of various additions to the Constitution, which they deemed…
Here, again, as I conceive, gentlemen forget that this government is a republican one, resting exclusively in the intelligence and virtue of the People.
This Republic was called into being, organized, and is upheld, by a great political doctrine.
The winged words uttered in this House have gone forth to the world, on their mission of good or of evil.
Men of New England, I hold you to the doctrines of liberty which ye inherit from your Puritan forefathers.
Sir, I am a republican; and I desire to see this House observe the principles of that democracy which is ever on the lips of…
If there be any plausible reason for supposing that we have the right to legislate on the slave interests of the District, you cannot put…
I maintain that the House is bound by the Constitution to receive the petitions; after which, it will take such method of deciding upon them…
And if this House is to be scared, by whatever influences, from its duty, to receive and hear the petitions of the People, then I…
We are laying the foundations of a government, which we hope may outlast the Pyramids.
Men of Virginia, countrymen of Washington, of Patrick Henry, of Jefferson, and of Madison, will ye be true to your constitutional faith?
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