Vermont: The Green Mountain State, Volume 2

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Century history Company, Incorporated, 1921 - Judges

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Page 211 - That government is, or ought to be, instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security of the people, nation, or community; of all the various modes and forms of government, that is best which is capable of producing the greatest degree of happiness and safety, and is most effectually secured against the danger of...
Page 213 - That the people have a right to bear arms for the defence of themselves and the state; and, as standing armies in time of peace are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be kept up; and that the military should be kept under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.
Page 45 - I positively forbid bloodshed, when you are not opposed in arms. "Aged men, women, children and prisoners must be held sacred from the knife or hatchet, even in the time of actual conflict. "You shall receive compensation for the prisoners you take, but you shall be called to account for scalps.
Page 197 - Colonies, where no government sufficient to the exigencies of their affairs had been established, to adopt such a government as should, in the opinion of the representatives of the people, best conduce to the happiness and safety of their constituents in particular, and of America in general.
Page 213 - THAT the people have a right to freedom of speech, and of writing and publishing their sentiments ; therefore, the freedom of the press ought not to be restrained.
Page 211 - THAT all power being originally inherent in, and consequently derived from, the people; therefore all officers of government, whether legislative or executive, are their trustees and servants, and at all times accountable to them.
Page 109 - I have three thousand dollars in hard money; I will pledge my plate for three thousand more; I have seventy hogsheads of Tobago rum, which shall be sold for the most it will bring. These are at the service of the State. If we succeed in defending our firesides and homes, I may be remunerated; if we do not, the property will be of no value to me.
Page 212 - That, in all capital or criminal prosecutions, a man hath a right to demand the cause and nature of his accusation, to be confronted with the accusers and witnesses, to call for evidence in his favor, and to a speedy trial by an impartial jury of his vicinage, without whose unanimous consent he cannot be found guilty...
Page 572 - ... despotism, since the discretion of those who administer the government, and not the Constitution, would be the measure of their powers : That the several states who formed that instrument, being sovereign and independent, have the unquestionable right to judge of its infraction, and that a nullification by those sovereignties, of all unauthorized acts done under color of that instrument, is the rightful remedy...
Page 471 - YE, that we, the undersigned Delegates, by virtue of the Power and Authority to us given for that Purpose, do by these Presents, in the Name and in behalf of our respective Constituents fully and entirely ratify and...

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