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He believed that the stability of the Republic was threatened by the forces of
geographical sectionalism , political factionalism , and interference by foreign
powers in the nation ' s domestic affairs . He urged Americans to subordinate
They serve to organize faction ; to give it an artificial and extraordinary force ; to
put in the place of the delegated will of the nation the will of a party , often a small
but artful and enterprising minority of the community ; and , according to the ...
And there being constant danger of excess , the effort ought to be by force of
public opinion to mitigate and assuage it . A fire not to be quenched , it demands
a uniform vigilance to prevent its bursting into a flame , lest instead of warming it ...
... national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle . It is
substantially true that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular
government . The rule indeed extends with more or less force to every species of
free government .
In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion , it is
essential that public opinion should be enlightened . As a very important source
of strength and security , cherish public credit . One method of preserving it is to ...
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