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" This they said, and this they meant. They did not mean to assert the obvious untruth that all were then actually enjoying that equality, nor yet that they were about to confer it immediately upon them. In fact, they had no power to confer such a boon.... "
Lives and Speeches of Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin - Página 181
por William Dean Howells - 1860 - 390 páginas
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Father Abraham: Lincoln's Relentless Struggle to End Slavery

Richard Striner - 2006 - 320 páginas
...are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.' This they said, and this they meant." They did not assert "the obvious untruth, that all were then actually...they were about to confer it immediately upon them," said Lincoln. "In fact they had no power to confer such a boon. They meant simply to declare the right,...
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Land and Liberty II: The Basics of Traditional American History

David Warren Saxe - 2006 - 224 páginas
...assert the obvious untruth," Lincoln continued, "that all were then actually enjoying that equality. . . [t]hey meant simply to declare the right, so that...of it might follow as fast as circumstances should permit."21 Thus, according to Lincoln, the founders did not intend the context of this statement to...
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Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney: Slavery, Secession, and the President's War ...

James F. Simon - 2006 - 324 páginas
...all time as "a standard maxim for free society." And contrary to Taney's opinion, the framers meant "to declare the right, so that the enforcement of it might follow as fact as fast as circumstances should permit." The Dred Scott decision guaranteed "the spread of the...
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The Europeanization of the World: On the Origins of Human Rights and Democracy

John M. Headley - 2008 - 290 páginas
...which are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." This they said, and this meant. They did not mean to assert the obvious untruth that all were then...of it might follow as fast as circumstances should permit.145 Beginning with Locke, one notes the increasing, easy recourse to references to mankind....
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America's Survival Guide

Michael Warren - 2007 - 236 páginas
...include all men." The Founders, Lincoln stated: did not mean to assert the obvious untruth, that all men were then actually enjoying that equality, nor yet...simply to declare the right, so that the enforcement might follow as fast as circumstances should permit. They meant to set to set up a standard maxim for...
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Presidents, Diplomats, and Other Mortals: Essays Honoring Robert H. Ferrell

Robert H. Ferrell - 2007 - 350 páginas
...all people of all colors everywhere." They "meant simply to declare the right [of universal freedom], so that the enforcement of it might follow as fast as circumstances should permit." We must always bow to necessity — to the prevailing public tenor of times. "So I say in relation...
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American Government: Balancing Democracy and Rights

Marc Karnis Landy, Marc Landy, Sidney M. Milkis - 2008 - 825 páginas
...inaction." The Declaration, Lincoln maintained, "did not mean to assert the obvious untruth, that all were actually enjoying that equality, nor yet, that they were about to confer it immediately upon them. They meant simply to declare the right, so that enforcement of it might follow as fast as circumstances...
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