Hence, it will result that the administration, the political counsels, and the judicial decisions of the national government will be more wise, systematical, and judicious than those of individual States, and consequently more satisfactory with respect to other nations, as well as more SAFE with respect to us.
Because, under the national government, treaties and articles of treaties, as well as the laws of nations, will always be expounded in one sense and executed in the same manner, -- whereas, adjudications on the same points and questions, in thirteen States, or in three or four confederacies, will not always accord or be consistent; and that, as well from the variety of independent courts and judges appointed by different and independent governments, as from the different local laws and interests which may affect and influence them.
, nevertheless, have been more frequently engaged in war; and the wars in which that kingdom has been engaged have, in numerous instances, proceeded from the people.
Having gone through a preparatory stage of feebleness, this republic has, at last, become an acknowledged nation
on the face of the earth,--acknowledged by both France and England.
We have not been satisfied with establishing such a system of transportation that we can start any day for anywhere from anywhere else; neither have we been satisfied with establishing such a system of communication that news and gossip are the common property of all nations
A wise nation
will combine all these considerations; and, whilst it does not rashly preclude itself from any resource which may become essential to its safety, will exert all its prudence in diminishing both the necessity and the danger of resorting to one which may be inauspicious to its liberties.
and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation
has always been committed, and to which we are committed today.
France wept and wailed, wrung her impotent hands and appealed to the dumfounded nations
They more many than my nation
, in the place where me was; they take one, two, three, and me: my nation
over-beat them in the yonder place, where me no was; there my nation
take one, two, great thousand.
Shall the mighty rivers, poured out by the hand of nature, as channels of communication between numerous nations
, roll their waters in sullen silence and eternal solitude of the deep?
But in the exulting illusion of irresistible might a long series of military successes brings to a nation
the less obvious aspect of such a fortune may perchance be lost to view.
A BIG Nation
having a quarrel with a Little Nation
, resolved to terrify its antagonist by a grand naval demonstration in the latter's principal port.
testing whether that nation
, or any nation
so conceived and so dedicated.
The most of King Arthur's British nation
were slaves, pure and simple, and bore that name, and wore the iron collar on their necks; and the rest were slaves in fact, but without the name; they imagined them- selves men and freemen, and called themselves so.
And as it is with us, so it is with a nation
, with a people.