I do not hesitate to say, that those who call themselves Abolitionists should at once effectually withdraw their support, both in person and property, from the government of Massachusetts, and not wait till they constitute a majority
of one, before they suffer the right to prevail through them.
If a minority in such case will secede rather than acquiesce, they make a precedent which in turn will divide and ruin them; for a minority of their own will secede from them whenever a majority
refuses to be controlled by such minority.
By a faction, I understand a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority
or a minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adversed to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community.
Gradually introducing the mention of the dangers to the Tradesmen, the Professional Classes and the Gentlemen, he silenced the rising murmurs of the Isosceles by reminding them that, in spite of all these defects, he was willing to accept the Bill if it was approved by the majority
Taste and fancy are not the highest gifts of the human mind, but such as they are you possess them--not probably in a paramount degree, but in a degree beyond what the majority
Suddenly, when least expected, Monk drove the military party out of London, and installed himself in the city amidst the citizens, by order of the parliament; then, at the moment when the citizens were crying out against Monk -- at the moment when the soldiers themselves were accusing their leader -- Monk, finding himself certain of a majority
, declared to the Rump Parliament that it must abdicate -- be dissolved -- and yield its place to a government which would not be a joke.
The Person having the greatest Number of Votes shall be the President, if such Number be a Majority
of the whole Number of Electors appointed; and if there be more than one who have such Majority
, and have an equal Number of votes, then the House of Representatives shall immediately chuse by Ballot one of them for President; and if no Person have a Majority
, then from the five highest on the List the said House shall in like Manner chuse the President.
His experience was only the experience of the majority
of that industrious night school in the cabin.
of the Brothers, seeing in it dangerous designs of Illuminism,* met it with a coldness that surprised Pierre.
A dozen of them fell to the arrows of the defenders; but the majority
reached the door.
That is for the majority
to decide," replied Monsieur Thuran.
If my memory serves me the disasters which overtook the Majority
of this honourable body always befell when it was the Minority's deal.