An Argument for the Legislative Prohibition of the Liquor Traffic

Tweedie, 1857 - 320 páginas

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Página 25 - Of law there can be no less acknowledged, than that her seat is the bosom of God, her voice the harmony of the world ; all things in heaven and earth do her homage, the very least as feeling her care, and the greatest as not exempted from her power...
Página 43 - Judge shall proceed to the last fatal ceremony, and demand what he has to say why the Sentence of the Law should not be pronounced upon him...
Página 241 - And if any State deems the retail and internal traffic in ardent spirits injurious to its citizens, and calculated to produce idleness, vice, or debauchery, I see nothing in the constitution of the United States to prevent it from regulating and restraining the traffic, or from prohibiting it altogether, if it thinks proper.
Página 242 - It is not necessary, for the sake of justifying the State legislation now under consideration, to array the appalling statistics of misery, pauperism and crime which have their origin in the use or abuse of ardent spirits.
Página 225 - An act to lay a duty on strong liquors, and for regulating inns and taverns, so far as it relates to the city of New York, and for other purposes,'
Página 71 - Many murders have been discovered among them; and they are not only a most unspeakable oppression to poor tenants (who if they give not bread, or some...
Página 130 - That live according to her sober laws, And holy dictate of spare temperance : If every just man, that now pines with want, Had but a moderate, and beseeming share Of that, which...
Página 109 - Say how ye saw the mouth o' hell, and the twa pillars thereof at the entry — the pawnbroker's shop o' one side and the gin-palace at the other — twa monstrous deevils, eating up men, and women, and bairns, body and soul. Look at the jaws o' the monsters, how they open and open, and swallow in anither victim and anither.
Página 27 - Intemperance is a canker .worm that eats away its strength and its discipline to the very core ; it being proved beyond all question, that one-sixth of the effective strength of the navy, and a much greater proportion of the army, is as much destroyed as if the men were slain in battle, by that most powerful ally of death, intoxicating drinks...
Página 132 - From reason then, or revelation, or from both together, it appears to be God Almighty's intention, that the productions of the earth should be applied to the sustentation of human life. Consequently all waste and misapplication of these productions, is contrary to the divine intention and will ; and therefore wrong, for the same reason that, any other crime is so.

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