Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Abe Quotes

1848: "Any people anywhere being inclined and having the power have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable, a most sacred right- a right which we hope and believe is to liberate the world."

1861: "No state upon its own mere motion can lawfully get out of the Union ... I shall take care, as the Constitution itself expressly enjoins upon me, that the laws of the Union be faithfully executed in all the states ... the power confided in me will be used to hold, occupy and possess the property and places belonging to the government..."

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