The Science of Government: Founded on Natural Law

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Dean & Trevett, 1841 - United States - 113 pages
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Page 44 - Nay, take my life and all; pardon not that. You take my house, when you do take the prop That doth sustain my house ; you take my life, When you do take the means whereby I live.
Page 6 - How happy is he born and taught That serveth not another's will; Whose armor is his honest thought, And simple truth his utmost skill!
Page 117 - I was an hungered and ye gave me drink ; naked, and ye clothed me ; sick, and ye came unto me.
Page 41 - ... the whole: making it a rule to keep its discounts within its income. The operation proceeds thus: by issuing no new notes, but requiring something from your debtors, you oblige them to return to you the Bank notes you lent them, or their equivalents. This makes the Bank notes scarcer — this makes them more valuable — this makes the goods for which they are generally exchanged less valuable — the debtor, in his anxiety to get your notes, being willing to sell his goods at a sacrifice —...
Page 41 - There is a power behind the throne, and greater than the throne, which says to King and Parliament you shall or shall not go to war. You shall sustain the laws and constitution, or you shall suspend them both at our option. Which taxes as it pleases, and that without responsibility to any but stockholders. The reader can too easily divine the nature of this power, for it is now grinding America as well as England in the dust.
Page 78 - Those who labor most will gain the most, while those who labor less will 77 have the less. The officer has only to calculate correctly on the dispositions of his men. He is to learn how much a certain number of industrious and indolent men will on an average produce. A superior officer will supply men, fitted by their natural organization to excel in every branch of art and science, on the requisition of any proper officer. P. Whose duty will it be to make appointments to each class ? A.
Page 8 - ... in one view, all the arts and sciences, which minister to man's necessity and happiness — and that they give but little credit for, as a Cyclopaedia is a mere arbitrary alphabetical arrangement. We would not say we have done even what we have, without much toil and sacrifice. It has cost the best ten years of the writer's life, to settle its great principles, and give it form and substance. The world has been the book, the teacher, God and nature The mere writing is most unimportant. The thought...
Page 98 - P. Would you have no forms of law, nor deeds or instruments of writing ? A. They might be recommended by the marshal of the law department, but should not be arbitrary. He might also recommend a simple code of laws, but it should not be absolute with any jury. The natural sense of right and wrong should always be left free. P. Would you have no pleaders or lawyers ? A.
Page 103 - ... nor protection. Even a strong indignation against wrong drives him to revenge. Such men should be soothed, and not exasperated more, as they are at present. By teaching them the nature of their minds, and how to regulate their passions by reducing their diet, or if in extreme want, placing them in the way to honest competency, radical cures can in such men be effected. P. Will not the...
Page 6 - This man is freed from servile bands Or hope to rise or fear to fall; Lord of himself, if not of lands, And having nothing, yet hath all. Mr. Benjamin J. Dodge briefly alluded to the intimate and cordial relations that had existed between Judge Jillson and himself for many years, and said he had been profoundly affected by the proceedings of the meeting, which had so faithfully described the character of our departed friend. Mr. Franklin...

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