In this country we are very vain of our political institutions, which are singular in this, that they sprung, within the memory of living men, from the character and condition of the people, which they still express with sufficient fidelity,-- and we ostentatiously prefer them to any other in history.
Citizens of feudal states are alarmed at our democratic institutions lapsing into anarchy, and the older and more cautious among ourselves are learning from Europeans to look with some terror at our turbulent freedom.
The Perkins Institution
and Massachusetts Asylum for the Blind, at Boston, is superintended by a body of trustees who make an annual report to the corporation.
Yes; but you must agree that it's a new institution
of undoubted utility that's being started.
But there still remained the last and crowning act, which the people of the Union alone were competent to perform--the institution
of civil government, for that compound nation, the United States of America.
I found the new Institution
torn by internal schisms even before it was opened to the public.
Resolved: that the maintenance inviolate of the rights of the States, and especially the right of each State to order and control its own domestic institutions
according to its own judgment exclusively, is essential to that balance of power on which the perfection and endurance of our political fabric depend, and we denounce the lawless invasion by armed force of the soil of any State or Territory, no matter under what pretext, as among the gravest of crimes.
When I consider the slight disparity of condition among the islanders--the very limited and inconsiderable prerogatives of the king and chiefs--and the loose and indefinite functions of the priesthood, most of whom were hardly to be distinguished from the rest of their countrymen, I am wholly at a loss where to look for the authority which regulates this potent institution
Sir," replied the Distinguished Advocate of Republican Institutions
, "a ship is expected, bearing His Majesty the King of the Fly-Speck Islands, and I wish to be the first to grasp the crowned hand.
How can I trust my native institutions
," was the form in which he put it, "after the way in which my native institutions
have behaved to ME?
No well-informed man will suppose that the affairs of such a confederacy can be properly regulated by a government less comprehensive in its organs or institutions
than that which has been proposed by the convention.
Blanche left Arnold to array herself in her bridal splendor--after another outrage on propriety, and more consequences of free institutions