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Page 60 - Law is the expression of the general will. All citizens have the right to take part personally or by their representatives in its formation. It must be the same for all, whether it protects or punishes.
Page 60 - ... virtue of the law ought to render instant obedience; he makes himself guilty by resistance. 8. The law ought to establish only penalties that are strictly and obviously necessary and no one can be punished except in virtue of a law established and promulgated prior to the offence and legally applied.
Page 60 - The free communication of thoughts and opinions is one of the most precious rights of man: every citizen can therefore freely speak, write, and print: he is answerable for abuses of this liberty in cases determined by the law.
Page 60 - The law is the expression of the general will; all citizens have the right to concur personally or through their representatives in its formation; it must be the same for all, whether it protects or punishes. All citizens being equal in its eyes are equally admissible to all honors, positions, and public employments, according to their capabilities and without other distinctions than those of their virtues and talents.
Page 60 - Men are born and remain free and equal in their rights. 2. These rights are : liberty, property, safety and resistance to oppression. 3. The principle of all sovereignty resides in the nation. No body, no individual can exercise authority not emanating directly from it. 4. Liberty consists in the power to do all that which does not injure others. 5. Law has the right to forbid only actions detrimental to society. 6. Law is the expression of the general will. All citizens have the right to concur...
Page 43 - I present to your Majesty the keys of the good city of Paris. They are the same which were offered to Henry IV. He had re-conquered his people ; to-day the people have reconquered their king.
Page 60 - Assembly recognizes and declares, in the presence and under the auspices of the Supreme Being, the following rights of man and of the citizen.
Page 21 - The National Assembly, considering that it has been summoned to determine the Constitution of the kingdom, to effect the regeneration of public order, to maintain the true principles of the monarchy; that nothing can prevent it from continuing its deliberations in whatever place it may be forced to establish itself, and lastly, that wherever its members meet together, there is the National Assembly.