The Rights of Man to Property!: Being a Proposition to Make it Equal Among the Adults of the Present Generation, and to Provide for Its Equal Transmission to Every Individual of Each Succeeding Generation on Arriving at the Age of Maturity

author, 1829 - 405 páginas

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Página 165 - Every age and generation must be as free to act for itself in all cases as the age and generations which preceded it.
Página 165 - There never did, there never will, and there never can, exist a Parliament, or any description of men, or any generation of men, in any country, possessed of the right or the power of binding and controlling posterity to the 'end of time...
Página 190 - It is a perversion of terms to say that a charter gives rights. It operates by a contrary effect — that of taking rights away. Rights are inherently in all the inhabitants; but charters, by annulling those rights in the majority, leave the right, by exclusion, in the hands of a few. If charters were constructed so as to express in direct terms, "that every inhabitant, who is not a member of a corporation, shall not exercise the right of voting," such charters would, in the face, be charters not...
Página 64 - agree to do this, it is to be understood, that they " mutually resolve and pledge themselves to each " other, rich and poor alike, to support and main"tain this rule of equal justice among them. " They, therefore, renounce not only the despotic " form, but the despotic principle...
Página 69 - The fact therefore must be, that the individuals themselves, each in his own personal and sovereign right, entered into a compact with each / other to produce a government : and this is the only mode in which governments have a right to arise, and the only principle on which they have a right to exist.
Página 72 - The Proceedings of the Government of the United States, in Maintaining the Public Right to the Beach of the Mississippi, Adjacent to New Orleans against the Intrusion of Edward Livingston. Prepared for the Use of Counsel by Thomas Jefferson ( 1812).
Página 64 - ... of justice. By this mutual compact, the citizens of a republic put it out of their power, that is, they renounce, as detestable, the power of exercising, at any future time, any species of despotism...
Página 388 - He who can feed me, or starve me ; give me employment, or bid me wander about in idleness ; is my master ; and it is the utmost folly for me to boast of being any thing but a slave.
Página 386 - But these dividends, these rents, these profits, these prices paid for the use of the world, or of the world's materials, will never cease to be paid, till the possession of these materials is made equal, or substantially equal, among all men; till there shall be no lenders, no borrowers; no landlords, no tenants; no masters, no journeymen; no Wealth, no Want.
Página 2 - We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

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