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" ... contrivance it has been usurped into an inheritance, the usurpation cannot alter the right of things. Sovereignty as a matter of right appertains to the nation only, and not to any individual; and a nation has at all times... "
Rights of Man: Being an Answer to Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution .. - Page 157
by Thomas Paine - 1791 - 171 pages
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The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke, Volume 4

Edmund Burke - History - 2008 - 508 pages
...bad, and that a general revolution in the principle and construction of governments is necessary. " What is government more than the management of the...affairs of a nation ? It is not, and from its nature eannot be, the property of any particular man or family, but of the whole community, at whose expense...
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The Soaial and Political Doctrines of Contemporary Europe

...just men to prevent it. Hence the criminal and civil departments. , . (1834) (ii) THOMAS PAINE What is government more than the management of the...particular man or family, but of the whole community, at whose expense it is supported; and though by force or contrivance it has been usurped into an inheritance,...
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