Memoir of Rt. REV. James Hervey Otey, D.D., LL.D.; The First Bishop of Tennessee

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 Excerpt: ...upon his conduct. The great fabric of our liberties is based upon the will of the people: its supports are universally held to be virtue and intelligence. Individual influence, therefore, is not to be estimated by the zeal with which the measures of a party are prosecuted, but by uprightness, honesty, and ...
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Memoir of Rt. Rev. James Hervey Otey, D.D., LL.D., the first bishop of Tennessee

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 Excerpt: ...upon his conduct. The great fabric of our liberties is based upon the will of the people: its supports are universally held to be virtue and intelligence. Individual influence, therefore, is not to be estimated by the zeal with which the measures of a party are prosecuted, but by uprightness, honesty, and propriety of behavior, in all the relations of life. The moment that spirit is excited and called into action which triumphs in the issue of a political contest, or which exults in creating embarrassment to those in the ascendant, the same moment is taken away one of the main pillars which give stability to free government. Whenever the affairs of a people have reached such a crisis, the history of nations proves that the sacrifice of liberty soon follows to consummate their ruin. / The structure of our government is peculiar in this, that it makes no provision by law for the support of religion. It was doubtless wise in our forefathers to dissever the unnatural bond between Church and State,--to dissolve a connection which tended to degrade the former, and encumber the latter. All other nations have laid religion at the basis of their civil institutions, and, by legislative enactments, incorporated it with their laws. The framers of our Constitution did not, because they would have found it impossible to reconcile the different interests and to adjust the conflicting claims of various denominations of the Christian name; because they believed it to be wrong in principle, and injurious to piety in practice; and especially because they were persuaded that Christianity was most successful and most prosperous when it received protection only from the secular arm, and was left to the fostering care of Heaven. But, because this was done, many have taken up the ...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150571756
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 118
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.25 (d)

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