First Lessons in Civics: A Text-book for Use in Schools

American Book Company, 1898 - 192 páginas

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Página 75 - These wards, called townships in New England, are the vital principle of their governments, and have proved themselves the wisest invention ever devised by the wit of man for the perfect exercise of self-government, and for its preservation.
Página 114 - While acting as their Representative, I shall be governed by their will on all subjects upon which I have the means of knowing what their will is ; and upon all others I shall do what my own judgment teaches me will best advance their interests.
Página 50 - THE proudest now is but my peer, The highest not more high ; To-day, of all the weary year, A king of men am I. To-day, alike are great and small, The nameless and the known ; My palace is the people's hall, The ballot-box my throne ! Who serves to-day upon the list Beside the served shall stand ; Alike the brown and wrinkled fist, The gloved and dainty hand ! The rich is level with the poor, The weak is strong to-day ; And sleekest broadcloth counts no more Than homespun frock of gray.
Página 179 - Party is a body of men united for promoting by their joint endeavors the national interest upon some particular principle in which they are all agreed.
Página 55 - A weapon that comes down as still As snow-flakes fall upon the sod, But executes a freeman's will As lightning does the will of God ; And from its force nor doors nor locks Can shield you; — 'tis the ballot-box.
Página 142 - Thus I consent, sir, to this Constitution, because I expect no better and because I am not sure that it is not the best.
Página 173 - The Supreme court is the living voice of the Constitution — * that is, of the will of the people expressed in the fundamental law they have enacted. It is, therefore, as some one has said, the conscience of the people, who have resolved to restrain themselves from hasty or unjust action by placing their representatives under the restriction of a permanent, law.
Página 144 - But, as the British Constitution is the most subtle organism which has proceeded from the womb and the long gestation of progressive history, so the American Constitution is, so far as I can see, the most wonderful work ever struck off at a given time by the brain and purpose of man.
Página 154 - Amendment are those belonging to a person as a citizen of the United States and not as a citizen of a State, and second, that a right of the character here involved is not one connected with citizenship of the United States. Mrs. Bradwell made application to be admitted to practice as an attorney and counsellor at law, in the Courts of Illinois. Her application was denied, and upon appeal to the Supreme Court...
Página 93 - ... consideration of the hope expressed by President Kennedy just 1 month before his death, when he said: * * * although children may be the victims of fate, they will not be the victims of our neglect. Mr. NATCHER. Thank you very much. Mr. Giaimo? Mr. GIAIMO. Mr. Bostick, let me say to you that you know there is an old saying that Rome was not built in a day.

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