Jefferson Davis Quotes

Jefferson Davis Quotes: If slavery be a sin, it is not yours. It does not rest on your action for its origin, on your consent for its existence. It is a common law right to property in the service of man; its origin was Divine decree.
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Jefferson Davis Quote: The withdrawal of a State from a league has no revolutionary or insurrectionary characteristic. The government of the State remains unchanged as to all internal affairs. It is only its external or confederate relations that are altered. To term this action of a Sovereign a 'rebellion' is a gross abuse of language.
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Quotes about Jefferson Davis: It is our duty to keep the memory of our heroes green. Yet they belong to the whole country; they belong to America.
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Quote about Jefferson Davis: A government, to afford the needful protection and exercise proper care for the welfare of a people, must have homogeneity in its constituents. It is this necessity which has divided the human race into separate nations, and finally has defeated the grandest efforts which conquerors have made to give unlimited extent to their domain.
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Jefferson Davis Sayings: Let men not ask what the law requires, but give whatever freedom demands.
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Jefferson Davis Saying: Upon my weary heart was showered smiles, plaudits and flowers, but beyond them I saw troubles and thorns innumerable.
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Sayings about Jefferson Davis: If you will not have it thus: if in the pride of power, if in contempt of reason and reliance upon force, you say we shall not go, but shall remain as subjects to you, then, gentlemen of the North, a war is to be inaugurated the like of which men have not seen....
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Saying about Jefferson Davis: Secession belongs to a different class of remedies. It is to be justified upon the basis that the States are Sovereign. There was a time when none denied it. I hope the time may come again, when a better comprehension of the theory of our Government, and the inalienable rights of the people of the States, will prevent any one from denying that each State is a Sovereign, and thus may reclaim the grants which it has made to any agent whomsoever.
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Jefferson Davis Quotes: Neither current events nor history show that the majority rule, or ever did rule.
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