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1827. Excerpt: ... was wise and expedient, that that class of His
Majesty's subjects, denominated Roman "Catholics, should be
restricted in the enjoyment of their rights. Be it granted, that
before the wide spread of knowledge, and the expansion of liberal
reason, which obtain in our day, an attempt may have been made, or
intended, to engraft upon the spiritual authority of the Pope, a
temporal power which not only is not necessarily belonging to it,
but which is utterly inconsistent with it. Be it granted further,
that there was a time when the heir presumptive to the throne was a
tyrant and a bigot and I believe he was both, in an extreme
degree), that he had entertained the intention of forcing the
consciences of his English subjects, that he aimed at obliging them
to adopt a religion at variance with their opinions and their
belief, that the question of a disputed succession arose, that the
calamitous consequences of such a dispute were dreaded, and that
wise men wished to arrest them. In such a state of things, and such
" a complexity of cross pursuits," the public welfare, to which
every partial interest, particularly in troublous times, must give
way, may have required that that class of the community which
seemed disposed to further these objects, should have an
obstruction opposed to that disposition by a temporary suspension
of its privileges. This suspension, however, should not be
permanent, --any more than the suspension of the Habeas Corpus, or
the passing of the Insurrection Act, --that panacea of all Irish
evils and distresses--it should be an extraordinary measure,
coexistent with the extraordinary necessity. Extraordinary measures
are not the natural growth of the British constitution, and when
the circumstances to which they owe their existence have ceased,
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