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" The Congress, the Executive and the Court must each for itself be guided by its own opinion of the Constitution. Each public officer who takes an oath to support the Constitution swears that he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood... "
Speeches and Forensic Arguments - Page 115
by Daniel Webster - 1835
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Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States: With a ..., Volume 1

Joseph Story - 1873 - 737 pages
...must each for itself be guided by its own opinion of the Constitution. Each public officer, who takei an oath to support the Constitution, swears that he...understands it, and not as it is understood by others. It is as much the duty of the House of Representatives, of the Senate, and of the President, to decide...
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History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America, Volume 2

Henry Wilson - 1874 - 695 pages
...of President Jackson, accompanying the veto of the United States bank, in which he affirmed that " each public officer who takes an oath to support the...understands it, and not as it is understood by others." Mr. Sumner avowed that he supported the Constitution as he understood it, and maintained that the Fugitive...
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The Executive Power in the United States: A Study of Constitutional Law

Adolphe de Pineton marquis de Chambrun - 1874 - 270 pages
...the Executive and the Court must each for itself be guided by its own opinion of the Constitution. Each public officer who takes an oath to support the...understands it, and not as it is understood by, others. The opinion of the judges has no more authority over Congress than the opinion of Congress has over...
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Life and Public Services of Charles Sumner

Charles Edwards Lester - 1874 - 596 pages
...as the force of their reasoning may deserve." Mark these words, and let them sink into your minds. " Each public officer, who takes an oath to support...understands it, and not as it is understood by others." Yes, sir, AS HE UNDERSTANDS IT, and not as it is understood by others. Does any Senator here dissent...
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Life and Public Services of Charles Sumner

Charles Edwards Lester - 1874 - 596 pages
...of their reasoning may deserve." Mark these words, and let them sink into your minds. " Each pubhc officer, who takes an oath to support the Constitution,...understands it, and not as it is understood by others." Yes, sir, AS HE UNDERSTANDS IT, and not as it is understood by others. Does any Senator here dissent...
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Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

United States. Congress - 1908
...precedent therefore which, Jf Its authority were admitted, ought to weigh in favor of the act before me. who takes an oath to support the Constitution swears...understands it and not as it is understood by others. It Is as much the duty of the House of Representatives, of the Sonate, and of the President to decide...
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Life and Public Services of Charles Sumner

Charles Edwards Lester - 1874 - 596 pages
...swears that he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood by others." Yes, sir, AS HE UNDERSTANDS IT, and not as it is understood by others. Does any Senator here dissent from this rule ? Does the Senator from Virginia ? Does the Senator from...
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Public Men and Events from the Commencement of Mr. Monroe's ..., Volume 1

Nathan Sargent - 1875 - 59 pages
...the Executive, and the Court must, each for itself, be guided by its own opinion of the Constitution. Each public officer who takes an oath to support the...understands it, and not as it is understood by others. . . . The opinion of the judges has no more authority over Congress than the opinion of Congress has...
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The Works of Charles Sumner, Volume 4

Charles Sumner - 1875
...the Executive, and the Court must, each for itself, be guided by its own opinion of the Constitution. Each public officer, who takes an oath to support...understands it, and not as it is understood by others. It is as much the duty of the House of Representatives, of the Senate, and of the President, to decide...
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The Civil Government of the States: And the Constitutional History of the ...

Patrick Cudmore - 1875 - 262 pages
...Congress, Executive, and the Court must each for itself be guided by its own opinion of the constitution. Each public officer, who takes an oath to support...understands it and not as it is understood by others. That he had the same right to remove Stanton that Lincoln had to remove Floyd, the They held the tenure-of-office...
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