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" We must have continually present to our minds the difference between independence and liberty. Liberty is a right of doing whatever the laws permit, and if a citizen could do what they forbid he would be no longer possessed of liberty, because all his... "
The Philanthropist: Or Philosophical Essays on Politics, Government, Morals ... - Page 2
1795 - 343 pages
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Tracts of the American Revolution, 1763-1776

Merrill Jensen - History - 2003 - 498 pages
...to liberty, as a manly discussion of facts is friendly to it. "Liberty, says the great MONTESQUIEU, is a right of doing whatever the laws permit; and if a citizen could do what they forbid, he would no longer be possessed of liberty, because all his fellow citizens would have the same power." In the...
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The Enlightenment: A Sourcebook and Reader

Paul Hyland, Olga Gomez, Francesca Greensides - History - 2003 - 467 pages
...continually present to our minds the diflerence between independence and liberty. Libertv is a right ol doing whatever the laws permit; and if a citizen could do what thev forbid, he would no longer be possessed ol libertv, because all his lellow citizens would have...
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Common Sense

Thomas Paine - History - 2004 - 256 pages
...to liberty, as a manly discussion of facts is friendly to it. "Liberty, says the great MONTESQUIEU, is a right of doing whatever the laws permit; and if a citizen could do what they forbid, he would no longer be possessed of liberty, because all his fellow citizens would have the same power."1 In...
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Classics of American Political and Constitutional Thought: Origins through ...

Scott J. Hammond, Kevin R. Hardwick, Howard Leslie Lubert - History - 2007 - 1193 pages
...to liberty, as a manly discussion of facts is friendly to it. "Liberty, says the great MONTESQUIEU, and Elections of their own Members; sit upon their own Adjournments; appoint (committees; prepare no longer be possessed of liberty, because all his fellow citizens would have the same power." In the...
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