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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 ...
|Ina Senate debate in 1850 William Seward declared thatthe fugitive SlaveLaw |
was unjust, saying, “There exist a higher law than the Constitution.” Soon after,
Orestes Brownson's essay, “The Higher Law,” said Yes and No. “There is a
|“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
|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
|The Abolitionists and Free Soilers immediately concluded from this that the |
advocates of the bill denied the reality of any law higher than the Constitution,
and their papers and peri- odicals teem with articles and essays to prove the
|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 ...
|Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers, for there is no poWer but of |
God; the powers that be are ordained of God. ... But there is a higher law than the
Constitution, which regulates our authority over the domain, and devotes it to the
|... newspaper in opposition to Secretary Seward's affirmation that people ought to |
obey a higher law than the Constitution. ... is one, that there is a higher principle
than the Constitution of the United States, or a 'higher duty' than maintaining 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,