Abraham Lincoln, the Lawyer-statesman (1916) by John Thomas RichardsAbraham Lincoln, the Lawyer-statesman (1916) by John Thomas Richards

Abraham Lincoln, the Lawyer-statesman (1916)

byJohn Thomas Richards

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...by the Constitution and laws; and that he probably will have no different understanding of the powers and duties of the Federal Government relative to the rights of the states and the people under the Constitution than that expressed in the inaugural address.... He desires to preserve the government, that it may be administered for all as it was administered by the men who made it. Loyal citizens everywhere have a right to claim this of their government, and the government has no right to withhold or neglect it. It is not perceived that in giving it there is any coercion, any conquest, or any subjugation in any just sense of those terms. The Constitution provides and all the states have accepted the provision that "the United States shall guarantee to every state in this Union a republican form of government." But if a state may lawfully go out of the Union, having done so, it may also discard the republican form of government; so that to prevent its going out is an indispensable means to the end of maintaining the guarantee mentioned. In his first inaugural address he said:--I hold that, in contemplation of universal law and of the Constitution, the union of these states is perpetual. Perpetuity is implied if not expressed in the fundamental law of all national governments. It is safe to assert that no government proper ever had a provision in its organic law for its own termination. Continue to execute all the express provisions of our national Constitution and the Union will endure forever. He might have added, what he probably had in mind, that the Constitution provides that "New states may be admitted by the Congress, into this Union," but that that instrument contains no provision for either the voluntary retirement or the exclusion...
Title:Abraham Lincoln, the Lawyer-statesman (1916)Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217911331

ISBN - 13:9780217911337

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