Report of the Annual Meeting Volume 6, PT. 1904

Report of the Annual Meeting Volume 6, PT. 1904

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...cradle rocked. The men who framed the Mecklenburg Declaration, who fought in the bloody battles of Guilford Courthouse and Cowpens, whose courage and patriotism have been shown on many a bloody field, in the halls of Congress, upon the Bench, at the Bar, would today have feared no consequence when it came to a question of right, duty and civilization, and it is my purpose to seek to show that while the positions enunciated appear to be departures from precedent, yet as a matter of fact they are ultimate right, ultimate duty and that controlled by the same principles which animated our forefathers, we should today seek to lead in making these abstract views international realities. It is agreed by all authorities on International Iaw that each sovereign has the right, so far as its own government is concerned, to acquire foreign territory. The constitutional forms of particular governments and the rule by which under those constitutional forms acquired territory is governed will not be considered. The question is, under what circumstance should the greater power eliminate the sovereignty of a weaker power; as to whether the weaker power should be dominated by a protectorate, or directly annexed, will be casually touched upon. In argument and discussion of moral questions an axiomatic starting point is essential, but to fix that starting point is sometimes most difficult. By what right does any government exist? Why should any government continue to exist? Why does any government continue to exist? There have been three schools of ethics, the Theological, declaring that moral conduct is obedience to revealed religion; the Intuitional, believing that there is a natural perception of what is right; and the Utilitarian, denying that we have any such...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236541731
  • 9781236541734