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" The Congress, the executive, and the court must each for itself be guided by its own opinion of the Constitution. Each public officer who takes an oath to support the Constitution swears that he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood... "
Charles Sumner; His Complete Works: With Introduction by Hon. George Frisbie ... - Page 180
by Charles Sumner - 1900
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The Works, Volume 1

Daniel Webster - 1854
...language : — " Each public officer who takes an oath to support the Constitution, swears that he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood by others." Mr. President, the general adoption of the sentiments expressed in this sentence would dissolve our...
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The American Statesman: A Political History Exhibiting the Origin, Nature ...

Andrew White Young - 1855 - 1016 pages
...constitution. Each public officer who takes an oath to support the constitution, swears that he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood by others. * * * The opinion of the judges has no more authority over congress than the opinion of congress has...
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Recent Speeches and Addresses [1851-1855]

Charles Sumner - 1856 - 697 pages
...your minds. " Each public officer, who takes an oath to support the Constitution, swears that he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is...others. Does any Senator here dissent from this rule ? Docs the Senator from Virginia ? Does the Senator from South Carolina ? [Here Mr. Sumncr paused,...
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An Essay on Liberty and Slavery

Albert Taylor Bledsoe - 1856 - 383 pages
...sentence: "Each public officer, who takes an oath to support the Constitution, swears that he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood by others." " With these authoritative words of Andrew Jackson," says he, " I dismiss this topic. The early legislation...
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Recent Speeches and Addresses [1851-1855]

Charles Sumner - 1856 - 697 pages
...Constitution. Each public officer, who takes an oath to support the Constitution, swears that he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood by others. It is as much the duty of the House of Representatives, of the Senate, and of the President, to decide...
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An Essay on Liberty and Slavery

Albert Taylor Bledsoe - 1856 - 383 pages
...sentence: "Each public officer, who takes an oath to support the Constitution, swears that he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood by others." "With these authoritative words of Andrew Jackson," says he, " I dismiss this topic. The early legislation...
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An Essay on Liberty and Slavery

Albert Taylor Bledsoe - 1856 - 383 pages
...sentence: "Each public officer, who takes an oath to support the Constitution, swears that he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood by others." "With these authoritative words of Andrew Jackson," says he, " I dismiss this topic. The early legislation...
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AN ESSAY ON Liberty and Slavery.

ALBERT TAYLOR BLEDSOE, LL.D. - 1856
..."Each public officer, who takes an oath to support the Constitution, swears that he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood by others." "With these authoritative words of Andrew Jackson," says he, " I dismiss this topic. The early legislation...
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THE WORKS OF DANIEL WEBSTER

1858
...language : — " Each public officer who takes an oath to support the Constitution, swears that he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood by others.'7 Mr. 'President, the general adoption of the sentiments expressed in this sentence would dissolve...
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LIVES AND SPEECHES OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND HANNIBAL HAMLIN

1860
...Constitution. Each public officer, who takes an oath to support the Constitution, swears that he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood by others." Again and again have I heard Judge Douglas denounce that bank decision, and applaud General Jackson...
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