Another summary

One more time.

I wanted to try the summarizer software out on something I was totally unfamiliar with, figuring that would be a better way to assess how much meaning I could grasp from a brief summary.

Here's something I have never read: the speeches of Jefferson Davis in 1858. (It's on Project Gutenburg.) I asked for a 250-word summary.

Key Words:

    constitution, government, country, union, power, fathers, democracy, United States, purposes, rights, community, Congress, common, politics, sentiment.


Summary:
If one can inherit a sentiment, I may be said to have inherited this from my revolutionary father.

And if education can develop a sentiment in the heart and mind of man, surely mine has been such as would most develop feelings of attachment for the Union.

Whatever was necessary for domestic government, requisite in the social organization of each community, was retained by the States and the people thereof; and these it was made the duty of all to defend and maintain.

For the general affairs of our country, both foreign and domestic, we have a national executive and a national legislature.

Friends, fellow-citizens, and brethren in Democracy, he thanked them for the honor conferred by their invitation to be present at their deliberations, and expressed the pleasure he felt in standing in the midst of the Democracy of Maine--amidst so many manifestations of the important and gratifying fact that the Democratic is, in truth, a national party.

He did not fail to remember that the principles of the party declaring for the largest amount of personal liberty consistent with good government, and to the greatest possible extent of community and municipal independence, would render it in their view, as in his own, improper for him to speak of those subjects which were local in their character, and he would endeavor not so far to trespass upon their kindness as to refer to anything which bore such connection, direct or indirect--and he hoped that those of their opponents who, having the control of type, fancied themselves licensed to manufacture facts, would not hold them responsible for what he did not say.

I can get the gist.
Summarized by Copernic Summarizer
Posted by Jay Cross at April 11, 2004 02:20 AM | TrackBack
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