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" My political curiosity, exclusive of my anxious solicitude for the public welfare, leads me to ask, who authorized them to speak the language of, " We, the People," instead of We, the States? States are the characteristics, and the soul of a confederation.... "
Proceedings of the ... Annual Meeting of the Alabama State Bar Association - Page 80
by Alabama State Bar Association - 1903
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The South in the Building of the Nation: Political history, ed. by F.L. Riley

Julian Alvin Carroll Chandler, Franklin Lafayette Riley, James Curtis Ballagh, John Bell Henneman, Edwin Mims, Samuel Chiles Mitchell, Walter Lynwood Fleming - American literature - 1909
...man who saved us by his valor." "What right," he continued, "had they to say, We, the people? * * * Who authorized them to speak the language of We, the people, instead of We, the states?" He said of the constitution that he "saw poison under its wings"; that it "squinted toward monarchy";...
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The American Citizen in Pennsylvania: The Government of the State and of the ...

Albert Elias Maltby - Pennsylvania - 1910 - 448 pages
...not a compact between sovereign States, but a National Government. Speaking of the preamble he said: "Who authorized them to speak the language of ' We the people,' instead of ' We the States '?" Madison, Marshall, Randolph, and others answered these objections effectively. After long continued...
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Great Speeches and how to Make Them

Grenville Kleiser - Elocution - 1911 - 391 pages
...for those gentlemen; but, sir, give me leave to demand what right had they to say, "We, the People?" My political curiosity, exclusive of my anxious solicitude...welfare, leads me to ask who authorized them to speak the Ianguage of "We, the People," instead of "We, the States "T States are the characteristics and the...
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Great Speeches and how to Make Them

Grenville Kleiser - Elocution - 1911 - 391 pages
...anxious solicitude for the public welfare, leads me to ask who authorized them to speak the Ianguage of "We, the People," instead of "We, the States"? States are the characteristics and the soul of a confederation. If the States be not the agents of this compact, it must be one great consolidated...
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Washington and Lincoln, Leaders of the Nation in the Constitutional Eras of ...

Robert William McLaughlin - United States - 1912 - 278 pages
...for those gentlemen ; but, sir, give me leave to demand, what right had they to say, We, the People? My political curiosity, exclusive of my anxious solicitude for the public welfare, leads me to ask, who authorised them to speak the language of We, the People, instead of, We the States ?" ' In support...
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Notes on the Science of Government and the Relations of the States to the ...

Raleigh C. Minor - Political science - 1913 - 192 pages
...for those gentlemen; but, sir, give me leave to demand, what right had they to say, 'we, the people'? My political curiosity, exclusive of my anxious solicitude...States' ? States are the characteristics and the soul of a Confederation! If the States be not the agents of this compact, it must be one great, consolidated,...
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Great Debates in American History: Colonial rights; the revolution; the ...

Marion Mills Miller - Civil rights - 1913
...for those gentlemen, but, sir, give me leave to demand what right had they to say we, the people f My political curiosity, exclusive of my anxious solicitude...States? States are the characteristics and the soul of a confederation. If the States be not the agents of this compact, it must be one great consolidated...
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The Rise of the American People: A Philosophical Interpretation of American ...

Roland Greene Usher - United States - 1914 - 411 pages
...of Virginia felt that the Constitution sacrificed all that the Revolution had been fought to win.11 "Who authorized them to speak the language of We the People, instead of We the States?" cried Henry.12 "I stumble at the threshold," declared Samuel Adams, "I meet with a national government...
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Cyclopedia of American Government, Volume 1

Andrew Cunningham McLaughlin, Albert Bushnell Hart - United States - 1914
...because it rested on the will of the people. Patrick Henry, the ablest Anti-Federalist, exclaimed: "Who authorized them to speak the language of "We. the people; instead of, We, th€ Statesf" (3) The Constitution contained no bill of rights (see). The Federalists met these arguments...
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Effective Public Speaking

Frederick Bertrand Robinson - Oratory - 1915 - 467 pages
...give be leave to demand what right had they to say ' ' We, the People, ' ' instead of We, the States? My political curiosity, exclusive of my anxious solicitude...States? States are the characteristics and the soul of a confederation. If the states be not the agents of this compact, it must be one great, consolidated...
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