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It has been proved, by indisputable evidence, that power is not the grandprinciple of union among the parts of a very extensive empire; and that whenthis principle is pushed beyond the degree necessary for rendering justicebetween man and man, it debases the character of individuals, and renders themless secure in their persons and property. Civil liberty consists in theconsciousness of that security, and is best guarded by political liberty, whichis the share that every citizen has in the government. Accordingly all ouraccounts agree, that in those empires which are commonly called despotic, andwhich comprehend by far the greatest part of the world, the government is mostfluctuating, and property least secure. In those countries insults are borne bythe sovereign, which, if offered to one of our governors, would fill us withhorror, and we should think the government dissolving.
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Strangely enough, despite Lee's overall achievements, the Union repulse of Lee's raid offered Lincoln an opportunity to transform the war. With the failure of McClellan's Richmond campaign, Lincoln had decided on emancipation and black enlistment. The war was all about slavery, Lincoln had concluded, and if the nation reunited, the United States would have to settle the slavery issue and move beyond it. Federal recruitment, moreover, had slowed to a trickle. The largest untapped resource available was African Americans. They produced for the Confederacy; they could contribute in and out of uniform to the Union.