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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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Early Life and Public Services of Hon. Grover Cleveland: The Fearless and ...

Eugene Tyler Chamberlain - 1884 - 510 pages
...stitutional Democracy in America, Thomas Jefferson, " that I would ask of every candidate for public office: Is he honest? Is he capable? Is he faithful to the Constitution?" The pages which follow tell briefly the story of the life of Grover Cleveland, Governor of the State...
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The American Library of Art, Literature and Song, Volume 6

1886
...own perilous efforts helped to establish. He did not, like some of his successors, profess to ask, " Is he honest, is he capable, is he faithful to the Constitution ?" He appointed men that were so. He displaced no man for the expression of his opinions, even in the...
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Papers of the American Historical Association, Volume 1

American Historical Association - 1886
...to 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 ? " ' It was doubtless from these considerations that he yielded somewhat to the advice of Governor...
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History of the Appointing Power of the President

Lucy Maynard Salmon - 1886 - 129 pages
...regard to the appointment of Alexander Hamilton as Minister to England. 3071 107 three questions — " Is he honest, is he capable, is he faithful to the Constitution ? " — are the corner-stone of good service ; Madison believed a misuse of the appointing power a...
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The American Electoral System

Charles A. O'Neil - 1887 - 284 pages
...corrections ; and when equity has been done, then the only questions concerning a candidate shall be : Is he honest ? Is he capable ? Is he faithful to the Constitution ?" ' In the sphere of diplomacy, the negotiations with Napoleon, which ended in the withdrawal of French...
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The American Electoral System

Charles A. O'Neil - 1887 - 284 pages
...corrections ; and when equity has been done, then the only questions concerning a candidate shall be : Is he honest ? Is he capable ? Is he faithful to the Constitution ?" ' In the sphere of diplomacy, the negotiations with Napoleon, which ended in the withdrawal of French...
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The National Democratic Party: Its History, Principles, Acievements, and Aims

William Lyne Wilson - 1888 - 639 pages
...done, 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 ? " Notwithstanding this extreme moderation of Jefferson, he was assailed, as President Cleveland has...
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The Great Revolution of 1840

Anthony Banning Norton - 1888 - 376 pages
...for all this. The good old Jeffersonian interrogatories have not been put to those seeking office. " Is he honest — is he capable, is he faithful .to the Constitution" — have not been asked, but a new rule has been adopted. " Is he boisterous at the polls — is he...
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The Great Revolution of 1840

Anthony Banning Norton - 1888 - 376 pages
...for all this. The good old Jeffersonian interrogatories have not been put to those seeking office. " Is he honest — is he capable, is he faithful to the Constitution" — have not been asked, but a new rule has been adopted. " Is he boisterous at the polls— is he...
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History of the United States of America: The first administration of Thomas ...

Henry Adams - 1889
...shall 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?" With a degree of deference to his critics which was perhaps unnecessary, and was certainly unfortunate,...
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