This shows exactly where we now are; and partially, also, whither we are tending. It will become all one thing or all the other. Have we no tendency to the latter condition? The claim may or may not be valid. If the Lord was not going to restore Israel and set up a political kingdom, what kind of kingdom was He planning to establish?. A Book About Rightly Remembering, Remember Me — A Course In Rightly Remembering, Who Said That? Origin The speech given by Abraham Lincoln in 1858 which had a passage starting with this idiom. There are those who denounce us openly to their own friends, and yet whisper us softly, that Senator Douglas is the aptest instrument there is, with which to effect that object. And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.
But, so far, Congress only, had acted; and an indorsement by the people, real or apparent, was indispensable, to save the point already gained, and give chance for more. The Supreme Court met again; did not announce their decision, but ordered a reargument. In my opinion, it will not cease until a crisis shall have been reached and passed. Let any one who doubts, carefully contemplate that now almost complete legal combination - piece of machinery so to speak- compounded of the Nebraska doctrine, and the Dred Scott decision. This speech, given two-and-a-half years before South Carolina would become the first state to secede from the Union, foreshadowed the coming storm of the Civil War. This was the third point gained. And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
And well may he cling to that principle. That was the second point gained. Either the opponents of slavery, will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in course of ultimate extinction; or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the states, old as well as new— North as well as South. His late joint struggle with the Republicans, against the Lecompton Constitution, involves nothing of the original Nebraska doctrine. It will throw additional light on the latter, to go back, and run the mind over the string of historical facts already stated. The speech was aimed at Senator Stephen A.
Welcome, or unwelcome, such decision is probably coming, and will soon be upon us, unless the power of the present political dynasty shall be met and overthrown. This point is made, not to be pressed immediately; but, if acquiesced in for a while, and apparently indorsed by the people at an election, then ro sustain the logical conclusion that what Dred Scott's master might lawfully do with Dred Scott, in the free State of Illinois, every other master may lawfully do with any other one or one thousand slaves, in Illinois, or in any other free State. Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in the course of ultimate extinction; or its advocates will push it forward till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new — North as well as South. The entrance of new states into the Union, such as , and , brought to a head unresolved conflicts over which government entity—state or federal—should make the final decision regarding slavery. I wish that I were! Once you pay … off the debt a separate action removes the lien.
We shall lie down pleasantly dreaming that the people of Missouri are on the verge of making their state free; and we shall awake to the reality, instead, that the Supreme Court has made Illinois a slave state. The working points of that machinery are: First, that no negro slave, imported as such from Africa, and no descendant of such slave can ever be a citizen of any State, in the sense of that term as used in the Constitution of the United States. Satan has more practical wisdom than to allow his demonic underlings to group themselves into warring factions. Can we safely base our action upon any such vague inference? Third, that whether the holding a Negro in actual slavery in a free state makes him free, as against the holder, the United States courts will not decide, but will leave to be decided by the courts of any slave state the Negro may be forced into by the master. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided. Jesus was obviously casting demons out of people. If the doctor saw the defendant standing over the murder victim with a bloody knife in his hand, for example, that's not a privileged communication and the fact that he happens to be the defendant's doctor is irrelevant.
Jesus placed a great deal of importance on the hearing of the Word of God. Senate, running against Democrat Stephen A. We are now far into the fifth year since a policy was initiated with the avowed object and confident promise of putting an end to slavery agitation. Did we brave all then to falter now? Welcome or unwelcome, such decision is probably coming, and will soon be upon us, unless the power of the present political dynasty shall be met and overthrown. By saying that a house divided cannot stand, Jesus is illustrating the fact that success relies on congruency. Though Lincoln garnered more popular votes, the legislators chose to reelect Douglas.
Two years ago the Republicans of the nation mustered over thirteen hundred thousand strong. We cannot absolutely know that all these exact adaptations are the result of preconcert. The phrase is used in political context more than literary context because of its reference to the word house. It will become all one thing, or all the other. It's easy to start conversations, but it's not easy to make them about matters of spiritual importance. Slavery must ultimately be universally accepted or universally denied.
A leading Douglas Democratic newspaper thinks Douglas' superior talent will be needed to resist the revival of the African slave trade. Lincoln declared that only the federal government had the power to end slavery. Why did Jesus teach in parables? Senator Douglas holds, we know, that a man may rightfully be wiser to-day than he was yesterday -- that he may rightfully change when he finds himself wrong. We shall not fail-if we stand firm, we shall not fail. Even Lincoln's friends regarded the speech as too radical for the occasion.
The candidate urged the members of his political party to unite because he understood that a house divided against itself cannot stand. Our cause, then, must be intrusted to, and conducted by, its own undoubted friends -- those whose hands are free, whose hearts are in the work, who do care for the result. Why the outgoing President's felicitation on the indorsement? This point is made in order that individual men may fill up the territories with slaves, without danger of losing them as property, and thus to enhance the chances of permanency to the institution through all the future. You don't multiply wealth by dividing it. These things look like the cautious patting and petting of a spirited horse, preparatory to mounting him, when it is dreaded that he may give the rider a fall. Does Douglas believe an effort to revive that trade is approaching? We cannot absolutely know that all these exact adaptations are the result of preconcert. Despite the loss, Lincoln's firm antislavery position had enhanced his national reputation and helped him win election as president in 1860.
Source: , edited by Roy P. Let any one who doubts, carefully contemplate that now almost complete legal combination—piece of machinery so to speak—compounded of the Nebraska doctrine, and the Dred Scott decision. It will become all one thing, or all the other. Plainly enough now, the adoption of it would have spoiled the niche for the Dred Scott decision. From ei and an; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc. The outgoing President, in his last annual message, as impressively as possible echoed back upon the people the weight and authority of the indorsement.