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" I shall correct the procedure ; but that done, return with joy to that state of things, when the only questions concerning a candidate shall be, is he honest ? Is he capable ? Is he faithful to the Constitution ? I tender you the homage of my high respect. "
New Outlook - Page 474
1901
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Chronicles of America Series, Volume 15

1921
...returning "with joy to that state of things when the only questions concerning a candidate shall be: Is he honest? Is he capable? Is he faithful to the Constitution?" That blessed expectation was never realized. By the end of his second term, a Federalist in office...
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Jefferson and His Colleagues: A Chronicle of the Virginia Dynasty

Allen Johnson - 1921 - 343 pages
...returning "with joy to that state of things when the only questions concerning a candidate shall be: Is he honest? Is he capable? Is he faithful to the Constitution?" That blessed expectation was never realized. By the end of his second term, a Federalist in office...
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The Chronicles of America Series: Age of Jefferson and Marshall

1921
...returning "with joy to that state of things when the only questions concerning a candidate shall be: Is he honest? Is he capable? Is he faithful to the Constitution?" That blessed expectation was never realized. By the end of his second term, a Federalist in office...
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Makers of America: The Story of the Lives of Franklin, Washington, Jefferson ...

Emma Lilian Dana - 1923 - 205 pages
...selected men from his own party, who had education and practical experience. His tests were these: "Is he honest? Is he capable? Is he faithful to the Constitution?" The country now was growing rapidly in population, wealth and industry, and it prospered under his...
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Political Parties and Electoral Problems

Robert Clarkson Brooks - 1923 - 639 pages
...destruction of civilization by 1 Holcombe op. fit., p. 155. Cf. Jefferson's simple test for an office holder: "Is he honest? Is he capable? Is he faithful to the Constitution?" JA Woodburn, Political Parties and, Party Problems, p. 256. "barbarians from within." x It must be...
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American Politics: Political Parties and Party Problems in the United States ...

James Albert Woodburn - 1924 - 542 pages
...of the public afterwards. The merit system reverses this. It applies the simple Jeffersonian test, "Is he honest? Is he capable? Is he faithful to the Constitution?" * If he is, he will be retained, and he will not need to run to Congressmen 1 Later day Democrats brought...
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Political and Social History of the United States, 1492-1828, Volume 1

Homer Carey Hockett - 1925 - 438 pages
...made to the Federalists in the inaugural address. The tests of a man's fitness, he said, should be, Is he honest? Is he capable? Is he faithful to the Constitution? But some room had to be made for Republicans, and as the President remarked in rather grim jest, none...
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Life and Letters of Thomas Jefferson

Francis Wrigley Hirst, Thomas Jefferson - 1926 - 588 pages
...would "return with joy to that state of things when the only question concerning a candidate shall be : is he honest ? is he capable ? is he faithful to the constitution?" In Madison Jefferson had an excellent foreign secretary; but the policy was Jefferson's, and sometimes...
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The Best Letters of Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson - 1926 - 300 pages
...done, return with joy to that state of things, when the only questions concerning a candidate shall be, is he honest? Is he capable? Is he faithful to the Constitution? I tender you the homage of my high respect. THE GOVERNMENT OFFICES 129 DEAR SIR, To Levi Lincoln 1...
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Four Decades of Catholicism in Texas, 1820-1860...

sister Mary Angela Fitzmorris - 1926 - 109 pages
...was passed : That the true test for qualification for office is the test declared by Mr. Jefferson, " Is he honest ; is he capable ; is he faithful to the Constitution? " and that any party that prescribes a different test, and requires no positive declaration of principles...
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