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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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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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The Works of Charles Sumner, Volume 3

Charles Sumner - 1871
...these 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...IT, and not as it is understood by others. Does any Seuator here dissent from this rule ? Does the Senator from Virginia ? Does the Senator from South...
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The Works of Charles Sumner, Volume 3

Charles Sumner - 1871
...swears that he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood by others." Yes, Sir, AS HE UNDERSTANDS IT, and not as it is understood by others. Does any Senator here dissent from this rule ? Does the Senator from Virginia ? Does the Senator from...
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Reading and Elocution: Theoretical and Practical

Anna Randall Diehl - 1872 - 430 pages
...language is, " Each public officer who takes an oath to support the oonstitution, 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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Analytical Fourth [-sixth] Reader: Containing Practical Directions for ...

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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The Congressional Globe

United States. Congress
...July, 1832, "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." In his manifesto of the 18lh September, 1833, he declared the power over the deposites belonged to...
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COMMENTARIES ON THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES

JOSEPH STORY, LL.D. - 1873
...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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Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States: With a ..., Volume 1

Joseph Story - 1873 - 737 pages
...Each public officer, who takei 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 Executive Power in the United States: A Study of Constitutional Law

Adolphe de Pineton marquis de Chambrun - 1874 - 270 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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Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

United States. Congress - 1908
...weigh in favor of the act before me. 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 Sonate, and of the President to decide...
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