James Fenimore Cooper Quote

Commerce is entitled to a complete and efficient protection in all its legal rights, but the moment it presumes to control a country, or to substitute its fluctuating expedients for the high principles of natural justice that ought to lie at the root of every political system, it should be frowned on, and rebuked.


The American Democrat: Or, Hints on the Social and Civic Relations of the United States of America (ed. 1838)

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Commerce is entitled to a complete and efficient protection in all its legal rights, but the moment it presumes to control a country, or to...

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Commerce is entitled to a complete and efficient protection in all its legal rights, but the moment it presumes to control a country, or to...

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Commerce is entitled to a complete and efficient protection in all its legal rights, but the moment it presumes to control a country, or to...

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Commerce is entitled to a complete and efficient protection in all its legal rights, but the moment it presumes to control a country, or to...