Put that and that together, and we have another nice little niche, which we may, ere long, see filled with another Supreme Court decision, declaring that the Constitution of the United States does not permit a state to exclude slavery from its limits.
This point is made, not to be pressed immediately [ Can we safely base our action upon any such vague inference? How can he oppose the advance of slavery? On the previous day the Convention had taken the unprecedented move of naming Lincoln their candidate for the Senate [normally Senate candidates were chosen in January when the new legislature convened].
We, as humans, are social beings…so we cannot live alone. Under the operation of that policy, that agitation has not only, not ceased, but has constantly augmented.
If a house divided against itself cannot stand, neither can a government agency. The new President, too, seizes the early occasion of the Silliman letter to indorse and strongly construe that decision, and to express his astonishment than any different view had ever been entertained.
His late joint struggle with the Republicans, against the Lecompton Constitution, involves nothing of the original Nebraska doctrine.
Then, in a few days, came the decision. Now, as ever, I wish to not misrepresent Judge Doulgas' position, question his motives, or do aught that can be personally offensive to him. He don't care anything about it.
Plainly enough now, it was an exactly fitted niche, for the Dred Scott decision to afterward come in, and declare the perfect freedom of the people, to be just no freedom at all.
Do your parents like different candidates? That principle is the only shred left of his original Nebraska doctrine. That was the second point gained Certainly the people of a State are and ought to be subject to the Constitution of the United States; but why is mention of this lugged into this merely territorial law?
Why the incoming President's advance exhortation in favor of the decision? If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it. This opened all the national territory to slavery, and was the first point gained.
Do your parents like different candidates? Senator Douglas holds, we know, that a man may rightfully be wiser to-day than he was yesterday -- that he may rightfully change when he finds himself wrong. The Abraham Lincoln Encyclopedia. For years he has labored to prove it a sacred right of white men to take negro slaves into the new territories.
I do not expect the Union to be dissolved - I do not expect the house to fall - but I do expect it will cease to be divided.
The reputed author of the Nebraska bill finds an early occasion to make a speech at this capitol indorsing the Dred Scott Decision, and vehemently denouncing all opposition to it. In my opinion, it will not cease until a crises shall have been reached and passed. I do not understand his declaration that he cares not whether slavery be voted down or voted up to be intended by him other than as an apt definition of the policy he would impress upon the public mind -- the principle for which he declares he has suffered so much, and is ready to suffer to the end.
As Abraham Lincoln said, a house divided against itself cannot stand. Wise councils may accelerate or mistakes delay it, but, sooner or later the victory is sure to come. And, unquestionably they can be bought cheaper in Africa than in Virginia.
But "a living dog is better than a dead lion. There are those who denounce us openly to their own friends, and yet whisper us softly, that Senator Douglas is the aptest instrument there is, with which to effect that object.Abraham Lincoln's A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand, presented in The National Center for Public Policy Research's Archive of Historical Documents.
A house divided cannot stand – What does this mean? What did Jesus mean when He said a kingdom divided against itself, or a house divided, cannot stand? "A house divided against itself cannot stand." I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half slave and half free.
I do not expect the Union to be dissolved; I do not expect the house to fall; but I do expect it will cease to be divided. A house divided against itself, cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided.
New International Version If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. New Living Translation Similarly, a family splintered by feuding will fall apart. And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. Genesis ,8 And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land.Download