The life and political opinions of Martin Van Buren

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Belknap & Hamersley, 1835 - 364 páginas
 

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Página 226 - It is agreed that creditors on either side shall meet with no lawful impediment to the recovery of the full value in sterling money of all bona fide debts heretofore contracted.
Página 161 - All the powers of government, legislative, executive and judiciary, result to the legislative body. The concentrating these in the same hands is precisely the definition of despotic government.
Página 162 - The judiciary and executive members were left dependent on the legislative, for their subsistence in office, and some of them for their continuance in it.
Página 260 - The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is, in extending our commercial relations to have with them as little political connection as possible. So far as we have already formed engagements let them be fulfilled with perfect good faith. Here let us stop.
Página 223 - that the laws of the several States, except where the Constitution, treaties, or statutes of the United States shall otherwise require or provide, shall be regarded as rules of decision in trials at common law in the courts of the United States, in cases where they apply.
Página 337 - To set up the acts of the late Administration as the cause of forfeiture of privileges which would otherwise be extended to the people of the United States, would, under existing circumstances, bo unjust in itself, and could not fail to excite their deepest sensibility.
Página 257 - It would not only be against our interest, but it would be doing wrong to one half of Europe, at least, if we should voluntarily throw ourselves into either scale. It is a natural policy for a nation that studies to be neutral, to consult with other nations engaged in the same studies and pursuits. At the same time that measures ought to be pursued with this view, our treaties with Prussia and Sweden, one of which is expired, and the other near expiring, might be renewed.
Página 225 - It has been justly observed elsewhere, that 'there exists not upon earth, and there never did exist, a judicial tribunal clothed with powers so various and so important, as the Supreme Court.
Página 337 - Britain has, by order in council, opened her colonial ports to Russia and France, notwithstanding a similar omission on their part to accept the terms offered by the act of July, 1825. You cannot press this view of the subject too earnestly upon the consideration of the British ministry. It has bearings and relations that reach beyond the immediate question under discussion." " I will add nothing as to the impropriety of suffering any feelings that find their origin in the past pretensions of this...
Página 171 - keeping the word of promise to the ear, and breaking it to the hope...

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