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|But there is a higher law than the Constitution." Echoing Seward, Thoreau wrote |
in "Slavery in Massachusetts": "What is wanted is men, not of policy, but of probity
, —who recognize a higher law than the Constitution, or the decision of the ...
|In 1850, when William T. Seward declared that there was a "higher law" than the |
Constitution, he revealed himself to be as radical an abolitionist as William Lloyd
Garrison was. No, he didn't. He used the phrase "higher law," to be sure, but he ...
|Of this we need no other proof than the fact, that when a distinguished citizen of |
this state lately declared, in the Senate of the United States, that " there is a
higher law than the constitution,"* the declaration, instead of eliciting an instant
|“There is in fact a true law—namely, right reason—which is in accordance with |
nature, applies to all men, and is ... History of Political Theory comments: “None
of the great Roman jurists doubted that there is a higher law than the enactments
|But there is a higher law than the Constitution.” Echoing Seward, Thoreau wrote |
in “Slavery in Massachusetts”: “What is wanted is men, not of policy, but of probity
—who recognize a higher law than the Constitution, or the decision ofthe ...
|When the honorable Senator appealed from the Constitution to the law of God, as |
a higher law, he was told by the ... entirely with Mr. Seward and his Abolition and
Free Soil friends, as to the fact that there is a higher law than the Constitution.
|His argument against slavery had to do with the idea of “higher law”: “The |
Constitution regulates our stewardship; the Constitution devotes the domain to
union, to justice, to defense, to welfare, and to liberty. But there is a higher law
than the ...
|“Only later did [Kirk] learn that Burke's principle of legal prescription was itself a |
derivative principle, originating from natural ... Senator William Seward made a
speech on the Senate floor declaring, “there is a higher law than the Constitution,
|... in opposition to Secretary Seward's affirmation that people ought to obey a |
higher law than the Constitution. ... appeal to conscience—is one, that there is a
higher principle than the Constitution of the United States, or a ' higher duty' than
|There will never be a really free and enlightened state, until the state comes to |
recognize the individual as a higher and ... But there is a higher law than the
Constitution, which regulates our authority over the domain, and devotes it to the