Civil Rights, 1959, Volumes 1-2
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1959
Considers (86) S. 435, (86) S. 456, (86) S. 499, (86) S. 810, (86) S. 957, (86) S. 958, (86) S. 959, (86) S. 960, (86) S. 1084, (86) S. 1199, (86) S. 1277, (86) S. 1848, (86) S. 1998, (86) S. 2001, (86) S. 2002, (86) S. 2003, (86) S. 2041.
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Página 411 - All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Página 713 - Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law. suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress.
Página 456 - Today, education is perhaps the most important function of state and local governments. Compulsory school attendance laws and the great expenditures for education both demonstrate our recognition of the importance of education to our democratic society. It is required in the performance of our most basic public responsibilities, even service in the armed forces. It is the very foundation...
Página 450 - If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten or intimidate any citizen in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States...
Página 672 - The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one and thus to create, whatever the form of government, a real despotism. A just estimate of that love of power and proneness to abuse it which predominates in the human heart is sufficient to satisfy us of the truth of this position.
Página 673 - ... whenever the ends of Government are perverted, and public liberty manifestly endangered, and all other means of redress are ineffectual, the people may and of right ought to reform the old or establish a new Government. The doctrine of non-resistance against arbitrary power and oppression is absurd, slavish and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind.
Página 446 - If in the opinion of the people the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation, for though this in one instance may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed. The precedent must always greatly overbalance in permanent evil any partial or transient benefit which the use can at any time...
Página 657 - The argument also assumes, that social prejudices may be overcome by legislation, and that equal rights cannot be secured to the negro except by an enforced commingling of the two races. We cannot accept this proposition. If the two races are to meet upon terms of social equality, it must be the result of natural affinities, a mutual appreciation of each other's merits and a voluntary consent of individuals.
Página 191 - ... be punished by a fine of not more than $5,000 or imprisonment for not more than twelve months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
Página 169 - ' 2. All persons lawfully descended from those embraced in the classes enumerated in the subdivision next above, or, "3. All persons who are of good character and understand the duties and obligations of citizenship under a Republican form of government; or, "4.