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Caleb Cushing Quotes and Sayings

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Entertaining these opinions of the course to be pursued,
I beg of gentlemen to look at the question,
as I have done, in a calm review of facts and of principles.
- Caleb Cushing

The right of petition is an old undoubted household
right of the blood of England,
which runs in our veins.
- Caleb Cushing

Men of Virginia, countrymen of Washington,
of Patrick Henry, of Jefferson, and of Madison,
will ye be true to your constitutional faith?
- Caleb Cushing

These our great natural rights we keep to ourselves;
we will not have them tampered with;
respecting them we give to you no commission whatsoever.
- Caleb Cushing

 

Here, again, as I conceive, gentlemen forget that this
government is a republican one,
resting exclusively in the intelligence and virtue of the People.
- Caleb Cushing

I declare and protest in advance, that I do not intend,
at this time at least; to be drawn or driven into the question of slavery,
in either of its subdivisions or forms.
- Caleb Cushing

I maintain that the House is bound by the Constitution
to receive the petitions;
after which,
it will take such method of deciding upon them as reason
and principle shall dictate.
- Caleb Cushing

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It is impossible, in my mind, to distinguish between
the refusal to receive a petition,
or its summary rejection by some general order,
and the denial of the right of petition.
- Caleb Cushing

This Republic was called into being,
organized,
and is upheld, by a great political doctrine.
- Caleb Cushing

The winged words uttered in this House have gone forth to the world,
on their mission of good or of evil.
- Caleb Cushing

We are laying the foundations of a government,
which we hope may outlast the Pyramids.
- Caleb Cushing

Men of New England, I hold you to the doctrines of
liberty which ye inherit from your Puritan forefathers.
- Caleb Cushing

The proceedings of this House in 1790,
in reference to petitions on the matter of the slave trade,
and of slavery in the States, have been cited.
It has been said that those petitions were not received.
- Caleb Cushing

The Normans came over, lance in hand,
burning and trampling down every thing before them,
and cutting off the Saxon dynasty and the Saxon nobles
at the edge of the sword;
but the right of petition remained untouched.
- Caleb Cushing

And if this House is to be scared, by whatever influences,
from its duty, to receive and hear the petitions of the People,
then I shall send my voice beyond the walls of this Capitol for redress.
- Caleb Cushing

Sir, allusion has been made, in an early stage of this debate,
to the history of the excitement which once pervaded
a considerable part of the country,
in reference to the transportation of the mails on the Lord's day.
- Caleb Cushing

You well know, sir, that when the Constitution was
submitted to the People of the respective States for
their adoption or rejection,
it awakened the warmest debates of the several State conventions.
- Caleb Cushing

Be the responsibility on their heads who raise this
novel and extraordinary question of reception,
going to the unconstitutional abridgment,
as I conceive, of the great right of petition inherent
in the People of the United States.
- Caleb Cushing

When we fled from the oppressions of kings and parliaments in Europe,
to found this great Republic in America,
we brought with us the laws and the liberties,
which formed a part of our heritage as Britons.
- Caleb Cushing

Some of them, in accepting the proposed plan of government,
coupled their acceptance with a recommendation of various
additions to the Constitution,
which they deemed essential to the preservation of
the rights of the States,
or of the People.
- Caleb Cushing

Sir, I am a republican; and I desire to see this House
observe the principles of that democracy which is ever
on the lips of its members,
and which, I hope, is in their hearts,
as I know and feel it is in mine, and mean it shall be in my conduct.
- Caleb Cushing

Upon the Constitution, upon the pre-existing legal rights of the People,
as understood in this country and in England,
I have argued that this House is bound to revive the Petition under debate.
- Caleb Cushing

The right of petition, I have said, was not conferred
on the People by the Constitution,
but was a pre-existing right, reserved by the People
out of the grants of power made to Congress.
- Caleb Cushing

If there be any plausible reason for supposing that
we have the right to legislate on the slave interests of the District,
you cannot put down the investigation of the subject out of doors,
by refusing to receive petitions.
- Caleb Cushing

Most women put off entertaining until the kids are grown.
- Erma Bombeck

With this silent film, I wanted to hide what was going on in the clinic.
I wanted to cover it up in the best cinematic way and
in an entertaining manner.
- Pedro Almodovar

So ultimately I am looking for a story that has some
value and is important and is entertaining.
- Chad Lowe

It was endlessly entertaining, watching people beat each other up.
All the little kids in the neighborhood would come and watch...
and then we'd beat them up as well.
- Wayne Coyne

I do what I do because of Walt Disney -
his films and his theme park and his characters and his joy in entertaining.
- John Lasseter

Is adult entertainment killing our children? or is
killing our children entertaining our adults?
- Marilyn Manson

But you can catch yourself entertaining habitually
certain ideas and setting others aside;
and that,
I think, is where our personal destinies are largely decided.
- Alfred North Whitehead

We really enjoy entertaining our children with characters.
We'll act out all of The Wizard of Oz together.
- Robin Wright Penn

Everybody did something.
It was very entertaining.
We had a lot of fun.
Lot of fun.
And there was no segregation, that I could see.
I never saw any.
- Cab Calloway

Grilling takes the formality out of entertaining.
Everyone wants to get involved.
- Bobby Flay

I believe in the nobility of entertaining people and I take great,
great pride that people are willing to give me two
or three hours of their busy lives.
- John Lasseter

If I had my way, I'd do all my entertaining on the front steps.
- Alan Ladd

And in down times it shakes a lot of the bad SF out,
a lot the stuff that was bought for literary reasons,
which is neither entertaining nor great literature.
- Jerry Pournelle

Good fiction must be entertaining, but what makes fiction special -
and True -
is that the realness of a novel allows it to carry a larger message.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

I enjoyed entertaining people since I was a little girl.
There was nothing better than making people laugh.
That, and the need to express myself in a safe environment.
- Amy Weber

I'm trying to be entertaining without being mean.
- Tina Brown

It may part of a one way evolution...
or it may be we are currently on the downside of an
innocence cycle where one day,
with an up cycle, sweet will be entertaining again.
- Christopher Knight

My principal job is to make interesting and entertaining films,
and I'm not proud of which format or which particular technique I use.
I just wanted the film to look good.
- Guy Ritchie

Robert Altman's Nashville is my all-time favorite film
because it covers all the bases -
it's original,
moving, and has something to say, but also funny and incredibly entertaining.
- Douglas Wood

This is something I love to do.
I've never had any other job.
I love singing and entertaining.
- Stephanie Mills

We are in the entertaining business,
they want to get autographs,
they want to take something home, whether it's a signed hat or,
you know, program or whatever it might be.
- Bernhard Langer

People have become shallower.
They view spending, entertaining, seeking leisure and
enjoying as the main objectives of their life.
- Zhang Yimou

I love entertaining people and this is entertainment.
- Jerry Bruckheimer

Spontaneity is such an entertaining facet of show business.
- Chuck Barris

Let's not get too precious about it:
actors are not heart surgeons or brain surgeons.
We are just entertaining people.
- Malcolm McDowell

What we ask of music, first and last,
is that it communicate experience - experience of all kinds,
vital and profound at its greatest, amusing or entertaining at another level.
- Roger Sessions

I'm like Cab Calloway: I love the entertainment,
and I've loved entertaining people ever since I was little.
- Wyclef Jean

I would sooner read a time-table or a catalogue than nothing at all.
They are much more entertaining than half the novels that are written.
- W. Somerset Maugham

But I think theatre in a repressive society is an immensely
exciting event and theatre in a luxurious old,
affluent old society like ours is an entertaining event.
- Janet Suzman

One unerring mark of the love of truth is not entertaining
any proposition with greater assurance than the proofs
it is built upon will warrant.
- John Locke

People may expect too much of journalism.
Not only do they expect it to be entertaining,
they expect it to be true.
- Lewis H. Lapham

To know anything of a poet but his poetry is,
so far as the poetry is concerned, to know something
that may be entertaining,
even delightful, but is certainly inessential.
- John Drinkwater

I also wanted to express the strength of cinema to hide reality,
while being entertaining.
Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness.
- Pedro Almodovar

You have to take some dramatic license just to make
it entertaining sometimes.
- Chi McBride

I could write an entertaining novel about rejection slips,
but I fear it would be overly long.
- Louise Brown

I'm not against vodka - they just asked us.
They put out some story about us entertaining international celebrities with vodka,
which of course wasn't true.
- Robin Day

Because now it's the fans out there that are entertaining us,
the developers, with their creations!
- Will Wright

I got into film-making because I was interested in
making entertaining movies,
which I felt there was a lack of.
- Guy Ritchie

What you do as a policeman might be the right thing to do,
but it's not entertaining.
I left that behind me.
- Dennis Farina

I am biased to my show as a whole but it is still very entertaining.
- Rob Mariano

And Garrison Keillor I think is a fascinating guy and really entertaining.
- Woody Harrelson

Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper
to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful
and entertaining authors.
- David Viscott

The biggest thrill in the world is entertaining the public,
there is no bigger thrill than that.
- Vince McMahon

I'm just trying to tell a good story and make thought-provoking,
entertaining films.
I just try and draw upon the great culture we have as a people,
from music, novels, the streets.
- Spike Lee

Women are more skilled than men at making gossip entertaining.
- Kate Fox

I just want to make pictures that are entertaining.
I'll leave the scenery chewing to someone else.
- Alan Ladd

Once you get into entertaining a quarter of a million people,
it's a very weird place to be.
- Joe Cocker


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