The Constitutional Review Volume 5-6

The Constitutional Review Volume 5-6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...handicaps, political handicaps, and handicaps of class distinction until they were sick of it and tired of it and loathed it and sailed the seas to get; away from it. Their love of freedom became the master passion of their lives. They reached a point where they would rather live in a log hut in the wilderness and dodge the bullets of savages than live in a land, however beautiful and endeared by sweet memories, where freedom was denied them. They wanted freedom, not license, but freedom to live their own life and work out their own destiny unfettered. This explains the migration to America and the place she has acquired among the nations of the globe. Here there was to be no birthright but the birthright of standing alone; no aristocracy but the aristocracy of brains and of hearts; no rcyal road to distinction, but the pathway to preferment lay open and alike to all, and he who was most faithful was most sure to win. Here the poor toy on the farm or in the shop, or in town or country, was absolutely unfettered by artificial laws, and it was possible for him to become the Chief Justice of the nation or its beloved President. This unfettered life carried with it a tonic and an aspiration that fired the souls of the majority of our people until there has been developed here a race that, taking it all in all, has no superiors and few equals since time began. This unfettered freedom could not wipe out all natural distinctions and create power where no natural ability existed, but it did create an atmosphere of aspiration and of hope that enabled men to realize thtir potential powers to a large degree and so fulfill their destiny. Remember, the keynote was unfettered freedom to live one's own life. No artificial barriers would be thrown about...show more

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  • Paperback | 254 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 458g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236775384
  • 9781236775382