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" is a social compact by which the whole people covenants with each citizen, and each citizen with the whole people, that all shall be governed by certain laws for the common good. "
The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States: With a Life ... - Page 219
by John Adams, Charles Francis Adams - 1851
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American Colonial Prose: John Smith to Thomas Jefferson

Mary Ann Radzinowicz - Literary Criticism - 1984 - 285 pages
...preamble of the constitution he devised for his new Commonwealth of Massachusetts: The body politic is. . .a social compact, by which the whole people...be governed by certain laws for the common good.' No concept of human innocence or human equality would have found expression in it, however, for Adams,...
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Exodus and Revolution

Michael Walzer - Religion - 1985 - 177 pages
...substituting the people as a whole for God. Thus the preamble to the Massachusetts constitution of 1780: "The body politic is formed by a voluntary association...each citizen, and each citizen with the whole people. . . ,"19 Each citizen, then, has a right and perhaps a duty to concern himself with what "the whole...
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The Passion for Equality

Kenneth Cauthen - Philosophy - 1987 - 193 pages
...pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety." 9 The preamble to the Massachusetts constitution states: "The body politic is formed by a voluntary association...be governed by certain laws for the common good." 10 Thomas Jefferson was chosen to write the Declaration of Independence because of his "peculiar felicity...
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CENTURY OF JUDGING (cl)

Charles H. Sheldon, Sheldon C - Judges - 1988 - 379 pages
...that the courts must act upon principle not upon what the legislature thought best. A body politic is a social compact by which the whole people covenants...shall be governed by certain laws for the common good. This does not confer power upon the whole people to control rights which are purely an exclusive private....
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Federal Union, Modern World: The Law of Nations in an Age of Revolutions ...

Peter S. Onuf, Nicholas Greenwood Onuf - History - 1993 - 224 pages
...this effect. According to the Preamble of the Massachusetts Constitution of 1780, "the body-politic is formed by a voluntary association of individuals:...be governed by certain laws for the common good." "A CONSTITUTION OR FRAME OF GOVERNMENT, Agreed upon by the Delegates of the People of the STATE OF...
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Gun Control and the Constitution: Sources and Explorations on the Second ...

Robert J. Cottrol - History - 1994 - 430 pages
...iPeter Laslett ed . l960l l88 For example, the Massachusetts Constitution of l780 described itself as "a social compact, by which the whole people covenants...be governed by certain Laws for the common good." MASS. CONST, of l780. pmbl., repnnted in I AMEfOCAN CONSTITUTIONS 62l lFranklin B. Hough ed., Albany....
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The American Founding Experience: Political Community and Republican Government

Charles S. Hyneman - Political Science - 1994 - 304 pages
...the Massachusetts Constitution of 1780. The body politic, he wrote, is formed by a social compact "in which the whole people covenants with each citizen and each citizen with the whole people" (Preamble). "It is the right of every citizen" to be tried by free, impartial, and independent judges;...
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Judicial Dictatorship

William Quirk, R. Randall Bridwell - Law - 1995 - 143 pages
...establishing social compacts in an independent setting. The Massachusetts Constitution of 1780 provides: "The body politic is formed by a voluntary association...be governed by certain laws for the common good." The necessary change will come one way or another. It may come, as Jefferson and Madison envisioned,...
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Constitutional Democracy

Dennis C. Mueller Professor of Economics University of Vienna - Political Science - 1996 - 400 pages
...the main, as we find them. Governments cannot be constructed by premeditated design. JOHN STUART MILL The body politic is formed by a voluntary association...shall be governed by certain laws for the common good. JOHN ADAMS (as drafted for the preamble of the Massachusetts Constitution) The historical, evolutionary...
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Seasoned Judgments

Leonard W. Levy
...compact theory into those documents. The Massachusetts Constitution of 1780 (still operative) declares: "The body politic is formed by a voluntary association...each citizen and each citizen with the whole people. ..." A minister, Jonas Clark, said in a sermon that just government is founded in compact "and in compact...
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