The Rights of Man to Property!: Being a Proposition to Make it Equal Among the Adults of the Present Generation: and to Provide for Its Equal Transmission to Every Individual of Each Succeding Generation, on Arriving at the Age of Maturity

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author, 1829 - Property - 405 pages
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Page 168 - do, nor the power to execute, are in themselves, " null and void. Every age and generation must be " as free to act for itself, in all cases, as the ages •' and generations which preceded it. The vanity " and presumption of governing beyond the grave-, " is the most ridiculous and insolent of all
Page 169 - possessed of the right, or the power of " binding and controlling posterity to the end of " time, or of commanding for ever how the world " shall be governed, or who shall govern it. And, " therefore, all such clauses, acts, or declarations, -• by which the makers of them attempt to do, i( what they have neither the right nor the power to
Page 194 - shall not exercise the right of voting ; such " charters, would in the face be charters, not of " rights, but of exclusion. The effect is th^e same " under the form they now stand ; and the only " persons on whom they operate, are the persons " whom they exclude. Those whose rights are " guaranteed, by not being taken away, exercise no
Page 64 - to the despotic form, which makes " the good of the Sovereign, or of one man, the "only object of the government,) when I say, they "agree to do this, it is to be understood, that they "mutually resolve and pledge themselves to each " other, rich and poor alike, to support and
Page 109 - to him. He possessed it only for a year, at " the expiration of which, a new division was " made, in proportion to the rank, the number, and <( exigencies of each family. Ail those lands were " cultivated by the joint industry of the
Page 323 - the first clause, in the second section, of the Fourth Article of the Constitution of the United States, " The citizens of each State shall be " entitled to all the privileges and immunities of citizens " in the several States,
Page 64 - can take it from him, and that the common " cementing principle, which holds all the parts of a republic together, secures him likewise from the despotism of numbers : For despotism may be more effectually acted by many over a few, than by one man over
Page 169 - There never did. there never will, and there •' never can exist a parliament, or any description " of men, or any generation of men, in any
Page 72 - The Proceedings of the United States, in maintaining the Public Right to the Beach of the Mississippi, adjacent to New Orleans, against the Intrusion
Page 72 - That the lands within the limits assumed by a nation, belong to the nation, as a body, has probably been the law of every people on earth, at some period of their history. A right of property, in moveable things, is admitted before the establishment of government. A separate property, in

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