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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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Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, Volume 1

Michigan. Legislature. House of Representatives - 1865
...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 aa much the duty of the House of Representatives, of the Senate and of the President to decide...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History, Political Career, and ...

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - 1865 - 842 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." Again and again have I heard Judge Douglas denounce that bank decision, and applaud General Jackson...
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LIFE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN

JOSEPH H. BARRETT - 1865
...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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Life of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History, Political Career, and ...

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - 1865 - 842 pages
...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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Analytical Fifth-[sixth] Reader: Containing an Introductory Article on the ...

Richard Edwards - 1867
...language is, " 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 over...
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Inquiry into the origin and course of Political Parties

Martin Van Buren - 1867
...unguarded words: "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." Either this declaration was applied by the President only to all such officers as those of whom he...
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Analytical Sixth Reader: Containing an Introductory Article on the General ...

Richard Edwards - 1867 - 494 pages
...language is, " Each public officer who takes an oath to support the constitution, swears that he mil 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 over...
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Inquiry Into the Origin and Course of Political Parties in the United States

Martin Van Buren - 1867 - 436 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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The First Book of the Law: Explaining the Nature, Sources, Books, and ...

Joel Prentiss Bishop - 1868 - 466 pages
...takes an oath to support the Constitution, swears 1 See, further, post, 333-338, 473. 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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Trial of Andrew Johnson: President of the United States, Before ..., Volume 2

Andrew Johnson - 1868
...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. I remember very well that there was a great deal of criticism at that day about this principle asserted...
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