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|There is nothing that makes more cowards and feeble men than public opinion. |
—Henry Ward Beecher, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit, ˇ887 2022. There are
certain times when public opinion is the worst of all opinions. —Sébastien-Roch ...
|Scotlish essay tit, historian- Signs of the Times ( 1 829; first published in |
Edinburgh Review, no. 98). 3 There are certain times when public opinion is the
worst of all opinions. SEBASTIEN-ROCH NICOLAS DE CHAMFORT (1741-94),
|Walter Benjamin ~ I want to find someone on the earth so intelligent that he |
welcomes opinions which he condemns. John Jay Chapman ... Phillips Brooks ~
There are certain times when public opinion is the worst of all opinions. Nicolas ...
|What Americans received in return for their zealotry was the introduction of the |
speakeasy in American life; bootlegging; gangsters and Al ... Artur believed that
there did exist certain times when public opinion is the worst of all opinions.
|In a democracy, the ability of the people to freely express their opinions is |
fundamental. Americans can express ... Public opinion clearly plays an important
role in our political system, just as it does in any democracy. President ... The
debt ceiling has been raised dozens of times over the years without incident. In
2011 ... Obama's job approval rate dropped below 40 percent, his worst showing
ever. ... For example, suppose that public opinion strongly supports a certain
policy. If political ...
|But there is so much confusion in the present state of parties, the sentiments and |
opinions of our public men seem so uncertain and ... Unless it is certain —
reasonably certain — that those alterations are really required — that they will
harmonize and fit in with ... is the very worst of all the courses which any pru dent
or thoughtful statesman will ever have recourse to. ... Public opinion is not in
favour of it ; and, except so far as there is or may be some practical grievance
which requires ...
|Since his time, however, and under the sanction of his name, there has sprung |
up a race of writers, of so bold and daring a character, as to set public Opinion at
defiance, and to treat with contempt all popular prejudices ; whilst their own
prejudices and opinions, grounded on ... one time, our connection with that
country is reprobated as the worst of all possible calamities; the country itself is
|Comprising the Best Articles in that Journal, from Its Commencement to the |
Present Time. ... Mr. Southey declaims against public opinion, which is now, he
tells us, usurping supreme power. ... What are all systems, religious, political, or
scientific, but opinions resting on evidence more or less satisfactory ? ... There is
surely no contradiction in saying that a certain section of the community may be
quite competent to protect the persons and property of the rest, yet quite unfit to
direct our ...
|Selected Readings & Supreme Court Opinions James A. Curry, Richard M |
Battistoni ... political expression, and perhaps none has elicited sharper public
reactions than that of flag-burning. ... Though the law of England, on the subject
of the press, is as servile to this day as it was in the time of the Tudors, there is
little danger of its being actually put in force against ... If all mankind minus one
were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind
would be no ...