Friday, September 15, 2006

Apparently, New York used to have some decent politicians....

No. CCLXV.
NOVEMBER-DECEMBER, 1878.
I.
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
By Horatio Seymour.
(Governor of New York State from 1853-1854 and from 1863-1864).
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"...There are many things that the majority and Government cannot do. The writ of habeas corpus cannot be suspended unless in cases of rebellion or invasion; no bill of attainder can be passed; no tax laid upon any article exported from any State; no laws can be made respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press, or the right to assemble and petition Government for a redress of grievances. The right to keep and bear arms cannot be infringed; the right to be secure in their persons and houses against unreasonable searches and seizures cannot be violated. No person can be held to answer for capital or other infamous crimes, unless upon indictment of a grand-jury, etc...."
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I know, I know, it was hard for me to accept as well. But, there it is nonetheless. Who would have thought?

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