Annals of George the third

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Page 25 - VI The law is an expression of the will of the community. All citizens have a right to concur, either personally, or by their representatives, in its formation. It should be the same to all, whether it protects or punishes; and all being equal in its sight, are equally eligible to all honours, places, and employments, according to their different abilities, without any other distinction than that created by their virtues and talents.
Page 25 - VII. No man should be accused, arrested, or held in confinement, except in cases determined by the law, and according to the forms which it has prescribed. All who promote, solicit, execute, or cause to be executed, arbitrary orders, ought to be punished...
Page 24 - Political liberty consists in the power of doing whatever does not injure another. The exercise of the natural rights of every man, has no other limits than those which are necessary to secure to every other man the free exercise of the same rights ; and these limits are determinable only by the law.
Page 24 - The end of all political associations is the preservation of the natural and imprescriptible rights of man ; and these rights are liberty, propertv, security, and resistance of oppression.
Page 148 - You will feel this peculiarly neĽ cessary at a moment when the enemy has openly manifested tha intention of attempting a descent on these kingdoms. It cannot be doubted what would be the issue of such an enterprise ; but it befits your wisdom to neglect no precautions that may either preclude the attempt, or secure the speediest means of turning it to the confusion and ruin of the enemy...
Page 25 - No man ought to be molested on account of his opinions, not even on account of his religious opinions, provided his avowal of them does not disturb the public order established by the law.
Page 26 - Men and of citizens, that force is instituted for the benefit of the community and not for the particular benefit of the persons with whom it is intrusted. XIII. A common contribution being necessary...
Page 71 - The industry employed to excite discontent on various pretexts, and in different parts of the kingdom, has appeared to proceed from a design to attempt the destruction of our happy constitution, and the subversion of all order and government; and this design has evidently been pursued in connection and concert with persons in foreign countries.
Page 24 - V. The law ought to prohibit only actions hurtful to society. What is not prohibited by the law should not be hindered ; nor should any one be compelled to that which the law does not require. " VI. The law is an expression of the will of the community. All citizens have a right to concur, either personally or by their representatives, in its formation. It should be the same to all, whether it protects or punishes ; and...
Page 123 - life of impeachment' he was by it compelled to live; but it appears, on the whole, to have won the public sympathy for him, and to have produced a feeling of acquiescence in the ultimate verdict of acquittal pronounced by the lords which otherwise might not have been so generally manifested. The greatest number of peers who voted the defendant guilty in any one respect, did not exceed six : the votes of innocence, on some of the charges, were twenty-six ; on others, twenty-three; on one, nineteen....

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