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Page 431 - The people of this commonwealth have the sole and exclusive right of governing themselves as a free, sovereign, and independent State ; and do, and for ever hereafter shall, exercise and enjoy every power, jurisdiction, and right which is not, or may not hereafter be, by them expressly delegated to the United States of America in Congress
Page 433 - do not entirely approve of this Constitution at present. I agree to this Constitution with all its faults, if they are such, because I think a general government necessary for us, and there is no form of government but what may be a blessing if well administered ; and I believe, further, that this is likely to be well
Page 431 - when any government shall be found inadequate, or contrary to these purposes, a majority of the community hath an indubitable, inalienable, and indefeasible right to reform, alter, or abolish it, in such manner as shall be judged most conducive to the public weal.
Page 518 - till, but I could not discern the form thereof ; an image was before mine eyes : there was • silence, and I heard a voice, saying, Shall mortal man be more just than
Page 433 - for a course of years, and can only end in despotism, as other forms have done before it, when the people shall have become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other.' Franklin was a prophet. Elbridge Gerry, of Massachusetts,
Page 431 - Missouri asserts—' That the people of this State have the inherent, sole, and exclusive right of regulating the internal government and police thereof, and of altering and abolishing their Constitution and form of government, whenever it may be necessary to their safety and happiness.
Page 582 - Then will I cause to cease from the cities of Judah and from the streets of Jerusalem the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of
Page 518 - Why hast thou disquieted .me to bring me up? Wherefore dost thou ask of me, seeing the Lord is departed from thee and is become thine enemy? .... The Lord hath rent the kingdom out of thine hand ; .... and to-morrow
Page 337 - the deficiencies of the present day will be supplied by the morrow ;' that he is not an athlete to whom every moment is precious. But. none of these Syren voices had charms for the ear of
Page 431 - Maryland asserts—' That all government of right originates from the people, is founded in compact only, and instituted solely for the good of the whole ; and they have at all times, according to the mode prescribed in this Constitution, the inalienable right to alter, reform, or abolish their forms of government, in such manner as they may deem expedient.