A democracy,that is a government of all the people, by all the people, for all the people;1 of course, a government of the principles of eternal justice, the unchanging law of God; for shortness sake I will call it the idea of Freedom.
The American Idea: Speech at N. E. Anti-Slavery Convention, Boston, May 29, 1850.
Note 1. See Daniel Webster, page 532. Also see Abraham Lincoln, page 661. [back]