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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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Cyclopaedia of Political Science, Political Economy, and of the ..., Volume 2

John Joseph Lalor - 1883
...message, was tliat"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 high political excitement of thetime obviously carried both parties to extremes. The position of...
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Cyclopędia of Political Science, Political Economy, and of the ..., Volume 2

John Joseph Lalor - 1883
...was that "each public officer, who takes an oath to support the constitution, swears tliat he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood by others." The high political excitement of the time obviously carried both parties to extremes. The position...
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The History of Democracy Considered as a Party Name and as a Political ...

Jonathan Norcross - 1883 - 227 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 Civil Polity of the United States Considered in Its Theory and Practice

Meeds Tuthill - 1883 - 284 pages
...he declares: "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." Now the Jackson party, we all know, is the "strict construction " party. It is strict in this way,—that...
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Politics: An Introduction to the Study of Comparative Constitutional Law

William Watrous Crane, Bernard Moses - 1883 - 305 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." This has been much criticised, but if we limit its assertion of independence of judgment to acts proposed,...
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American Constitutions: The Relations of the Three Departments as ..., Volume 3

Horace Davis - 1884 - 70 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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Annual Report of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Volume 11

Pennsylvania Bar Association - 1905
...Works, 141, 142). JACKSON AND VAN BUREN. 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 Condition of Contemporary Federalism: Conflicting Theories and ...

United States. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations - 1981 - 251 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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Hearings on the Equal Access Act: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education - 1984 - 242 pages
...Constitution. Each public officer, who takes an path to support the Constitution, swears that he will support it as he understands it. and not as it is understood by others." Id. at 402. At one point Lincoln observed that quoting Jefferson and Jackson to Douglas was like quoting...
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Line Item Veto: Hearings Before the Committee on Rules and Administration ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Rules and Administration - 1985 - 218 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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