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Quotes[ edit ] "A house divided against itself cannot stand. 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.
It will become all one thing, or all the other. 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.
Have we no tendency to the latter condition? 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. The Kansas-Nebraska Act opened all the national territory to slavery [ That if any one man, choose to enslave another, no third man shall be allowed to object.
Circuit Court for the District of Missouri; and both Nebraska Bill and lawsuit were brought to a decision in the same month of May, This point is made, not to be pressed immediately [ While the opinion of [ Possibly, this was a mere omission; but who can be quite sure [ Illinois House of Representatives chamber, the site of the speech.
The nearest approach to the point of declaring the power of a state over slavery, is made by Judge Nelson. He approaches it more than once, using the precise idea, and almost the language too, of the Nebraska Act.
On one occasion his exact language is, "except in cases where the power is restrained by the Constitution of the United States, the law of the State is supreme over the subject of slavery within its jurisdiction.
Constitution, is left an open question, precisely as the same question, as to the restraint on the power of the territories was left open in the Nebraska Act. Put that and that together, and we have another nice little niche, which we may, ere long, see filled with another Supreme Court decision, declaring that the Constitution of the United States does not permit a state to exclude slavery from its limits.
And this may especially be expected if the doctrine of "care not whether slavery be voted down or voted up" shall gain upon the public mind sufficiently to give promise that such a decision can be maintained when made. Such a decision is all that slavery now lacks of being alike lawful in all the States.
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. 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 Origins of "House Divided"[ edit ] This article possibly contains original research.
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American King James Version And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. If a house is divided against itself, it cannot stand. Treasury of Scripture.
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And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. Genesis ,8 And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land. Mark King James Version (KJV). 25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
Luke New King James Version (NKJV) A House Divided Cannot Stand. 14 And He was casting out a demon, and it was mute. So it was, when the demon had gone out, that the mute spoke; and the multitudes marveled. 15 But some of them said, “He casts out demons by  Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons.” 16 Others, testing Him, sought from Him a sign from heaven.