卡莱布·库欣

    卡莱布·库欣是一位美国民主党政治家和外交官,曾任马萨诸塞州国会议员和富兰克林·皮尔斯总统领导下的司法部长。他是领土和商业扩张的热心支持者,尤其是在收购德克萨斯、俄勒冈州和古巴方面。

卡莱布·库欣(Caleb Cushing)名言

The right of petition is an old undoubted household right of the blood of England, which runs in our veins.

请愿权是一项古老的、毋庸置疑的英国血统的家庭权利,流淌在我们的血脉中。

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And if this House is to be scared, by whatever influences, from its duty, to receive and hear the petitions of the People, then I shall send my voice beyond the walls of this Capitol for redress.

如果这座房子因其接受和听取人民请愿的职责而受到任何影响而感到害怕,那么我将把我的声音传送到国会大厦的墙外,要求纠正。

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It is impossible, in my mind, to distinguish between the refusal to receive a petition, or its summary rejection by some general order, and the denial of the right of petition.

在我看来,不可能区分拒绝接受请愿书,或某些一般命令即决拒绝接受请愿书,以及拒绝请愿权。

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Be the responsibility on their heads who raise this novel and extraordinary question of reception, going to the unconstitutional abridgment, as I conceive, of the great right of petition inherent in the People of the United States.

如果他们提出了这个新奇的、非同寻常的接受问题,我认为这是对美国人民固有的巨大请愿权的违宪删节,那他们就有责任了。

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Entertaining these opinions of the course to be pursued, I beg of gentlemen to look at the question, as I have done, in a calm review of facts and of principles.

我接受了这些将要讨论的观点,请各位先生像我所做的那样,冷静地回顾事实和原则,看待这个问题。

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Here, again, as I conceive, gentlemen forget that this government is a republican one, resting exclusively in the intelligence and virtue of the People.

在这里,正如我所设想的,先生们再次忘记了,这个政府是一个共和党政府,完全依靠人民的智慧和美德。

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I declare and protest in advance, that I do not intend, at this time at least; to be drawn or driven into the question of slavery, in either of its subdivisions or forms.

我事先声明并抗议,至少现在我不打算这样做;被卷入或被卷入奴隶制的问题中,以奴隶制的任何一个分支或形式。

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I maintain that the House is bound by the Constitution to receive the petitions; after which, it will take such method of deciding upon them as reason and principle shall dictate.

我坚持认为众议院受宪法约束接受请愿书;在此之后,将采取理性和原则决定的方法。

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