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" A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high duties of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of selfpreservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation. To lose our country by... "
Presidential Powers - Página 243
por Harold J Krent - 2005 - 279 páginas
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A Culture of Rights: The Bill of Rights in Philosophy, Politics and Law 1791 ...

Michael James Lacey, Knud Haakonssen - 1992 - 474 páginas
...necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country, when in danger, are of higher observation. To lose our country by a scrupulous adherence to written...us; thus absurdly sacrificing the end to the means." On the relationship between the law of self-preservation and conventional law, see also the beginning...
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Constitutions in Crisis: Political Violence and the Rule of Law

John E. Finn - 1990 - 288 páginas
...of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation. To lose our country by a scrupulous adherence to written...with us; thus absurdly sacrificing the end to the means.6 Jefferson's comments make clear that there is far from universal agreement that any set of...
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The Beleaguered Presidency

Aaron Wildavsky - 1991 - 367 páginas
...condoning serious extralegal action undertaken to curtail Aaron Burr's activities: "To lose our country by scrupulous adherence to written law would be to lose the law itself with life, liberty, and property . . . thus absurdly sacrificing the ends to the means." Of course, Jefferson may well...
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Lincoln, the War President: The Gettysburg Lectures

Gabor S. Boritt - 1992 - 272 páginas
...necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of a higher obligation. . . . To lose our country by a scrupulous adherence to written...us; thus absurdly sacrificing the end to the means." He understood the risks in this argument and therefore placed emergency power under the judgment of...
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The Politics of Budget Control: Congress, the Presidency, and the Growth of ...

John A. Marini - 1992 - 209 páginas
...of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation. To lose our country by a scrupulous adherence to written...us; thus absurdly sacrificing the end to the means." Writings of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 9, p. 279. ^White. The Jacksonians. p. 562. 91 The History of Legislative...
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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations

Suzy Platt - 1993 - 520 páginas
...of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation. To lose our country by a scrupulous adherence to written...sacrificing the end to the means. THOMAS JEFFERSON, letter to John B. Colvin, September 20, 1810.— The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, ed. Paul L. Ford,...
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The Myth of the Modern Presidency

David K. Nichols - 2010
...country when in danger are of a higher obligation. To lose our country by a scrupulous adherence to the written law, would be to lose the law itself, with...with us; thus absurdly sacrificing the end to the means.20 The power to repel attacks, conceded by Madison, was thereby expanded to a more general prerogative...
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The Americas in the Age of Revolution, 1750-1850

Lester D. Langley - 1996 - 374 páginas
...doubtless one of the highest duties of a good citizen," wrote Jefferson, "but it is not the highest. To lose our country by a scrupulous adherence to written law, would be to lose the law itself. . . thus absurdly sacrificing the end to the means." Hamilton put the issue more bluntly: "It is easy...
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A Book of Legal Lists: The Best and Worst in American Law, with 150 Court ...

the late Bernard Schwartz - 1997 - 304 páginas
...Executive . . . have done an act beyond the Constitution." Indeed, Jefferson asserted that, in such a case, "[t]o lose our country by a scrupulous adherence to...us; thus absurdly sacrificing the end to the means." Alexander Hamilton himself could not have said it better! "And Company" This list of great lawyers...
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Reason and Republicanism: Thomas Jefferson's Legacy of Liberty

Gary L. McDowell, Sharon L. Noble - 1997 - 325 páginas
...of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation. To lose our country by a scrupulous adherence to written...us; thus absurdly sacrificing the end to the means. In The Federalist, Alexander Hamilton had hinted at something of the sort, alluding to the precedent...
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