The People and Politics: Or, The Structure of States and the Significance and Relation of Political Forms

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J.R. Osgood & Company, 1883 - Political science - 339 pages
 

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Page 149 - As it is atheism and blasphemy in a creature to dispute what the deity may do, so it is presumption and sedition in a subject to dispute what a king may do in the height of his power. Good Christians will be
Page 326 - that the office of a king in this nation is unnecessary, burdensome, and dangerous to the liberty, safety and public interest of the people, and therefore ought to be abolished; and that they will settle the government of the nation in the way of a commonwealth.
Page 326 - that the people are, under God, the original of all just power; that the House of Commons being chosen by and representing the people, are the supreme power in the nation; that whatsoever is enacted or declared for law by the Commons in parliament hath the force of a law, and the people are concluded thereby though the consent of king or
Page 326 - being chosen by and representing the people, are the supreme power in the nation; that whatsoever is enacted or declared for law by the Commons in parliament hath the force of a law, and the people are concluded thereby though the consent of king or
Page 164 - not their titles from the people, but from God; that to Him only they are accountable ; that it belongs not to subjects either to create or censure, but to honor and obey their sovereign, who comes to be so by a fundamental hereditary right of succession, which no religion, no law, no fault or forfeiture can alter or diminish.
Page 75 - the men of Israel said unto Gideon, rule thou over us, both thou and thy son, and thy son's son also ; for thou hast delivered us from the hands of Midian.
Page 300 - beareth also his own NATURAL PERSON. And though he be careful in his politic person to procure the common interest; yet he is more or no less careful to procure the private good of himself, his family, kindred and friends; and, for the most part, if the public interest chance to cross the private,
Page 76 - And the people and princes of Gilead said one to another, "What man is he that will begin to fight against the children of Ammon? He shall be head over all the inhabitants of Gilead.
Page 77 - In those days there was no king in Israel; but every man did that which was right hi his own eyes.
Page 75 - I will not rule over you, neither shall my son rule over you ; the Lord shall rule over you.

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