By David M. Gold
In reading Kent's profession as Maine's essential Whig, An Exemplary Whig finds his usually conservative Whig outlook, together with an aversion towards ailment and a deep recognize for legislation, for latest associations, and for the knowledge of expertise. Kent introduced his conservative disposition into the Republican occasion. He had no need for radical abolitionism, who prefer moderation and compromise to measures that endangered social order or the integrity of the Union. Kent observed the "slave power," no longer abolitionism, because the disrupter of the Union, and he prompt the “fusion” of all antislavery components right into a new Republican social gathering.
In 1859, Maine's Republican governor appointed Kent to the country ultimate courtroom. in the course of his fourteen-year tenure, Kent followed a Whiggish jurisprudence, pragmatic and commonsensical, and displayed a reverence for the typical legislation and a mistrust of “theoretic speculation.” After his retirement, he chaired a constitutional revision fee, admonishing his fellow commissioners to keep in mind the “practical knowledge” that saved risky innovation in check.
As a political candidate in the course of the Jacksonian period, Kent exemplified Whig management on the neighborhood and nation degrees. In his jurisprudence, he carried the Whig persuasion into the Republican ascendancy and the beginnings of the Gilded Age.
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