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" The basis of our political Systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their Constitutions of Government. But the Constitution which at any time exists, 'till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole People, is sacredly obligatory... "
Pictorial Life of George Washington: Embracing Anecdotes, Illustrative of ... - Page 176
by Horatio Hastings Weld - 1846 - 214 pages
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On Faith and Free Government

Daniel C. Palm - Political Science - 1997 - 201 pages
...maxims of true Liberty. The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their Constitutions of Government. But the Constitution...obligatory upon all. The very idea of the power and the right of the People to establish Government presupposes the duty of every Individual to obey the...
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Limiting Terms of Office for Members of the U.S. House of Representatives ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution - Government publications - 1997 - 67 pages
...across the country. George Washington said in his farewell address, 'The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and alter their constitutions of government." Today the vast majority of Americans want to amend their Constitution. They want congressional term...
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The Lost World of Classical Legal Thought: Law and Ideology in America, 1886 ...

William M. Wiecek - Law - 1998 - 296 pages
...tendencies that might upset the status quo of wealth and power: The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and alter their...obligatory upon all. The very idea of the power and the right of the people to establish government presupposes the duty of every individual to obey the...
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Sentimental Bodies: Sex, Gender, and Citizenship in the Early Republic

Bruce Burgett - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 217 pages
...produces what I referred to earlier as its most Bousseauist moment: "The basis ofnur political systems is the right of the people to make and alter their Constitutions of Government," "But,' the "Address adds, "the Constitution which at any time exists, till changed by an explicit and authentic...
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Washington's Farewell Address to the People of the United States

George Washington - 1998 - 32 pages
...maxims of true liberty. The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government. But the Constitution which at any time exists, until changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole people, is sacredly obligatory upon all....
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The Quotable George Washington: The Wisdom of an American Patriot

George Washington - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 110 pages
...the people. To Bushrod Washington, Mount Vernon, November 10, 1787 The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and alter their...the whole people, is sacredly obligatory upon all. Farewell Address, Philadelphia, September 19, 1796 Valley Forge No history now extant can furnish an...
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Storm Over the Constitution

Harry V. Jaffa - Political Science - 1999 - 167 pages
...its laws, are enjoined by the fundamental maxims of true liberty. The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and alter their...and authentic act of the whole people is sacredly obliga1 10 Writings of Thomas Jefferson 267 (Ford ed., 1892-99). 1 Especially in Tom Paine's Common...
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The Lost Art of the Great Speech: How to Write It, how to Deliver it

Richard Dowis - Business & Economics - 2000 - 272 pages
...make and to alter the constitutions of government. But the constitution which at any time exists until changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole people is sacredly obligatory upon all. . . . withstand tlre enterprises of faction, to confine each member of society within tne limits prescribed...
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Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution Authorizing Congress to ..., Volume 4

United States, United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary - Constitutional amendments - 1999 - 152 pages
...President George Washington, in his farewell address said: 'THE BASIS OF OUR POLITICAL SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT IS THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO MAKE AND ALTER THEIR CONSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT." I ask each of you to give the right back to the people to decide if Congress shall have the power to...
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The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation

Diane Ravitch - Reference - 2000 - 656 pages
...maxims of true liberty. The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government. But the constitution...obligatory upon all. The very idea of the power and the right of the people to establish government presupposes the duty of every individual to obey the...
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