The War

The War

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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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...which are continually sloughing off into isolated parties as individual as their extreme selfishness can make them, --those were the sects which were most active in promoting the work of decomposition which has at last been accomplished. They left no means untried to sow dissension in the minds of men--goodly fields indeed for religious culture, but the worst husbandry which religion ever practiced. They preached treason. They exhorted rebellion. They allied themselves with whatever political or social reforms were most likely to create dissidencies. It was the preachers, not of these sects alone, but of most other Protestant sects, who took in hand the abolition doctrine, and made it a religious thesis; and, under that banner, it was they, more than all other agencies combined, that contributed to precipitate the present crisis. IV. State Rights. It now remains to consider the influence of the democratic doctrines on international relations, and see how they affect the action of the individual States toward the general government. It seems to me that, in this connection, they are not less disorganizing than in the case of individuals. They will he found, I think, on very slight examination, to have given rise to the idea of national independence, which is hut another name for national isolation. In this country the same thing is called State sovereignty, whence is derived the doctrine of State rights, which has played so important a part in the political history of this nation, and which has contributed its quota to the present complication of our national affairs. To understand aright this doctrine, and to comprehend clearly its influence on American politics, it will be necessary to trace it to its European origin, and connect it with the rise..show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236580214
  • 9781236580214