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original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1845. Not
illustrated. Excerpt: ... WAR AS A JUDICIAL REDRESS. We are
advocates for civil government; but, when war is compared to a
judicial process, and vindicated as a method of determining right,
and punishing guilt, we protest against such an abuse of terms. We
inquire for its character, not in barbarous ages or countries, but
among civilized nations at the present day. How does it determine
right, redress wrong, or punish guilt? Look at a few facts for
illustration. England taxed her colonies against their will; and
our fathers, indignant at the wrong, drew the sword, and fought
until both parties, tired of the struggle, ended the dispute by a
negotiation which insured to us a place among the nations of
Christendom. Napoleon displeased Great Britain; and in revenge she
declared war, and eventually rallied nearly all Europe in desperate
and successful efforts for his overthrow. The same power
embarrassed our commerce, and impressed our seamen; and, for the
punishment and redress of such wrongs, we plunged" into a war of
three years, which left, by the treaty of Ghent, all the
controverted points just where it had found them. Still later did
we differ with England about the boundary between us along the
state of Maine, and the territory of Oregon; and warspirits among
us called aloud for the savage, brutal arbitrament of the sword to
determine in each case where the line ought to run. Such is war;
and now we ask, wherein consists its resemblance to a process of
justice? Let us examine the question somewhat in detail; and,
first, the law, or rule of decision. In all controversies, there
must be some standard recognized by both parties, such a standard
society has provided in its codes of law; and to these laws every
dispute must be referred. The law is common to all, known
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George Cone Beckwith
||246 x 189 x 15mm (L x W x T)
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