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As this is the first time I have had the floor, it may be well for me now to confess, that I am in the habit of freely imputing errors to my fellow-men.
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But as well may you, when urging a man up-hill with a heavy load upon his back, and with your lash also upon his back, tell him, that be has nothing to do either with the load or the lash.
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But even then, we should protest as strongly as ever against slavery; for it would still be guilty of its essential wickedness of robbing a man of his right to himself, and of robbing God of His right to him, and of putting these stolen rights into the hand of an erring mortal.
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But I love honesty, and, therefore; do I make great account of facts.
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But, although America cannot be justly charged with violating the rights of Turkey, Turkey nevertheless can be justly charged with violating the rights of America.
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But, notwithstanding my opposition to all war, I defend Capt. Ingraham's purpose to use force, should force become necessary.
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God cannot approve of a system of servitude, in which the master is guilty of assuming absolute power - of assuming God's place and relation towards his fellow-men.
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I am a plain man, and I care and know comparatively little about rhetoric.
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I believe that government is for the use of the people, and not the people for the use of the government.
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I do not object to the construction of rail roads and canals.
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I do not subscribe to the doctrine that the people are the slaves and property of their government.
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I do not subscribe to the doctrine that the people are the slaves and property of their government. I believe that government is for the use of the people, and not the people for the use of the government.
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I hold, that an armed national police is proper, and that here was a fit occasion for using it, had moral influences failed.
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I love the free and happy form of civil government under which I live: not because it confers new rights on me.
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I need say no more, to prove that slavery is entirely unlike the servitude in the patriarchal families.
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I prefer, in a word, the republican system, because it comes up more nearly to God's system.
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I trust, that your readers will not construe my words to mean, that I would not have gone to a 3 o'clock in the morning session, for the sake of defeating the Nebraska bill.
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I welcomed the organization of the Anti-slavery Society.
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I will say, by the way, that I do not condemn the conduct of our Minister, Mr. Marsh, in relation to Koszta, for the good reason, that I am not sure what it was.
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It is manifestly vital to the success of the anti-slavery cause, that the authority and influence of proslavery, especially of slaveholding, ministers should be destroyed.
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It is not to be disguised, that a war has broken out between the North and the South. - Political and commercial men are industriously striving to restore peace: but the peace, which they would effect, is superficial, false, and temporary.
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It, sometimes, suits the slaveholders to claim, that their slavery is an exclusively State concern; and that the North has, therefore, nothing to do with it.
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Let the poor man count as his enemy, and his worst enemy, every invader of the right of free discussion.
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Let us tell our legislators in advance, that this is a right, restraints on which, we will not, cannot bear; and that every attempt to restrain it is a palpable wrong on God and man.
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My rights all spring front an infinitely nobler source - from favor and grace of God.
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Our concern, however, is with slavery as it is, and not with any theory of it.
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Our political and constitutional rights, so called, are but the natural and inherent rights of man, asserted, carried out, and secured by modes of human contrivance.
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The author is far from indulging extravagant and gloomy forebodings as to the destinies of this favored country.
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The only ground on which a neutral State can claim respect at the hands of belligerents is, that, so far as she is concerned, their rights are protected.
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The poor North has much to do with slavery. It staggers under its load and smarts under its lash.
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The rich and the honorable, if divested of this right, have still their wealth and their honors to repose on, and to solace them.
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The Southern slave would obey God in respect to marriage, and also to the reading and studying of His word. But this, as we have seen, is forbidden him.
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There is no room in our ranks for the politician, who, to secure the votes of the youth, would consent that American slavery be perpetual.
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There is one class of men, whom it especially behoves to be tenacious of the right of free discussion. I mean the poor.
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There is room in our ranks for the old and decrepit, as well as the young and vigorous.
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To no human charter am I indebted for my rights.
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To say, that Capt. Ingraham violated the rights of Turkey, is nonsense.
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True, permanent peace can never be restored, until slavery, the occasion of the war, has ceased.
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Truth and mercy require the exertion - never the suppression, of man's noble rights and powers.
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We must continue to judge of slavery by what it is, and not by what you tell us it will, or may be.
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When a good man lends himself to the advocacy of slavery, he must, at least for a time, feel himself to be any where but at home, amongst his new thoughts, doctrines, and modes of reasoning.
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