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  1. Nov 2019
    1. The end to both aspects of this suffering will come only if the vast resources of the Federal Government are turned on this problem.

      Personally, I don't think that the Federal Government is the solution to all problems. Some of the greatest research on diseases and cures occurred in the private sector and was not sanctioned by the government. I also don't think that the government can end the societal stigma surrounding AIDS, so I don't know how it would be charged with solving both problems stated in the paragraph.

    1. the systematic plunder of the public treasury by favored partisans;

      Republicans from 1860 would be rolling in their grave if they could see the extent to which today's government has plundered the US Treasury and taxpayer's pockets.

    2. it becomes our duty, by legislation, whenever such legislation is necessary, to maintain this provision of the Constitution against all attempts to violate it; and we deny the authority of Congress, of a territorial legislature, or of any individuals, to givelegal existence to slavery in any territory of the United States.

      The notes at the top of this page claim that, "nothing in the document claimed that the government had the power to eliminate slavery where it already existed." However, this quote and many others claim that the republican party thought that slavery was abhorrent and ought not to exist in the first place. The practice is utterly unconstitutional. This quote explicitly states that congress should, by any legislation necessary, end slavery in the United states and prevent new territories from joining the union as slave states.