The Life of George Mason, 1725-1792, Τόμος 2

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1892
 

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Σελίδα 448 - That religion or the duty which we owe to our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence ; and, therefore, all men are equally entitled to the free exercise of religion, according to the dictates of conscience ; and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love and charity towards each other.
Σελίδα 283 - ... when any government shall be found inadequate or contrary to these purposes, a majority of the community hath an indubitable, unalienable, and indefeasible right, to reform, alter, or abolish it, in such manner as shall be judged most conducive to the public weal.
Σελίδα 28 - ... well and truly to hear and determine the matter in question, according to the best of his judgment, without favour affection or hope of reward:" provided also that no state shall be deprived of territory for the- benefit of the united states.
Σελίδα 197 - It is agreed that creditors on either side shall meet with no lawful impediment to the recovery of the full value in sterling money of all bona fide debts heretofore contracted.
Σελίδα 446 - ... all men, having sufficient evidence of permanent common interest with, and attachment to, the community, have the right of suffrage, and cannot be taxed or deprived of their property for public uses, without their own consent, or that of their representatives so elected, nor bound by any law to which they have not, in like manner, assented, for the public good.
Σελίδα 446 - That, in all capital or criminal prosecutions, a man hath a right to demand the cause and nature of his accusation, to be confronted with the accusers and witnesses, to call for evidence in his favor, and to a speedy trial by an impartial jury of his vicinage, without whose unanimous consent he cannot be found guilty...
Σελίδα 445 - Of all the various modes and forms of government, that is best which is capable of producing the greatest degree of happiness and safety, and is most effectually secured against the danger of mal-administration ; and...
Σελίδα 446 - That the legislative and executive powers of the state should be separate and distinct from the judiciary ; and that the members of the two first may be restrained from oppression, by feeling and participating the burthens of the people, they should, at fixed periods, be reduced to a private station, return into that body from which they were originally taken, and the vacancies be supplied by frequent, certain, and regular elections...
Σελίδα 449 - ... delegate ; and the delegates of a state or any of them, at his or their request, shall be furnished with a transcript of the said journal, except such...
Σελίδα 447 - That the freedom of the press is one of the great bulwarks of liberty, and can never be restrained but by despotic governments.

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