Truth and mercy require the exertion - never the suppression, of man's noble rights and powers.
Let the poor man count as his enemy, and his worst enemy, every invader of the right of free discussion.
Let us tell our legislators in advance, that this is a right, restraints on which, we will not, cannot bear; and that every attempt to restrain it is a palpable wrong on God and man.
Our political and constitutional rights, so called, are but the natural and inherent rights of man, asserted, carried out, and secured by modes of human contrivance.
There is one class of men, whom it especially behoves to be tenacious of the right of free discussion. I mean the poor.
But, although America cannot be justly charged with violating the rights of Turkey, Turkey nevertheless can be justly charged with violating the rights of America.
My rights all spring front an infinitely nobler source - from favor and grace of God.
The only ground on which a neutral State can claim respect at the hands of belligerents is, that, so far as she is concerned, their rights are protected.
To no human charter am I indebted for my rights.
To say, that Capt. Ingraham violated the rights of Turkey, is nonsense.