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" ... a majority of the community hath an indubitable, unalienable, and indefeasible right, to reform, alter, or abolish it, in such manner as shall be judged most conducive to the public weal. "
The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal ... - Page 50
by Jonathan Elliot - 1836
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The West Virginia State Constitution: A Reference Guide

Robert M. Bastress - Law - 1995 - 329 pages
...inadequate or contrary to these purposes, a majority of the community has an indubitable, inalienable, and indefeasible right to reform, alter or abolish...shall be judged most conducive to the public weal. As with the preceding two sections, section 3 was taken nearly verbatim from the similarly numbered...
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Responding to Imperfection: The Theory and Practice of Constitutional Amendment

Sanford Levinson - Law - 1995 - 344 pages
...contrary to these purposes, a majority of the community hath an indubitable, inalienable, and indefcasable right to reform, alter, or abolish it, in such manner as shall be judged most conducive to the public weal.29 2" See Geoffrey Seed, James Wilson ( 1978), pp. 123-24; and the eye-opening forthcoming essay...
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Founding the Republic: A Documentary History

John J. Patrick - History - 1995 - 272 pages
...advantage of any single man, family, or sett of men, who are a part only of that community; And that the community hath an indubitable, unalienable and indefeasible right to reform, alter, or abolish government in such manner as shall be by that community judged most conducive to the public weal. VI....
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Blackstone's Commentaries: With Notes of Reference to the ..., Volume 1

St. George Tucker, William Blackstone - Law - 2000 - 3276 pages
...that when any government shall be found inadequate, or contrary, to the purposes of its institution, a majority of the community hath an indubitable, unalienable...shall be judged most conducive to the public weal. SECTION IV. Political writers in general seem to be agreed that the several forms of government, which...
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US Government & Politics

Andy Williams - United States - 1998 - 210 pages
...contrary to these purposes, a majority of the community hath an indubitable, inalienable, and infeasible right to reform, alter, or abolish it, in such manner...shall be judged most conducive to the public weal. Section 4 That no man, or set of men, are entitled to exclusive or separate emoluments or privileges...
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Contested Truths: Keywords in American Politics Since Independence

Daniel T. Rodgers - Political Science - 1998 - 270 pages
...collective right, inherent in "a majority of the community," to "reform, alter, or abolish" its government "in such manner as shall be judged most conducive to the public weal." The drafters of the Pennsylvania constitution, three months later, added a handful more: the natural...
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Constitutional Debates on Freedom of Religion: A Documentary History

John I. Patrick, John J. Patrick, Gerald P. Long - Political Science - 1999 - 335 pages
...danger of maladministration; and that, when a government shall be found inadequate or contrary to these purposes, a majority of the community hath an indubitable,...shall be judged most conducive to the public weal. . . . XVI. That religion, or the duty which we owe to our Creator, and the manner of discharging it,...
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Origins of the Bill of Rights

Leonard Williams Levy - Political Science - 2001 - 306 pages
...maladministration; and that whenever any government shall be found inadequate or contrary to these purposes, a majority of the community hath an indubitable,...such manner as shall be judged most conducive to the publick weal. 4. That no man, or set of men, are entitled to exclusive or separate emoluments or privileges...
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I Must Speak Out: The Best of The Voluntaryist 1982-1999

Carl Watner - Anarchism - 1999 - 485 pages
...Rights asserted the right of "a majority" (emphasis added) to "reform, alter, or abolish" government "in such manner as shall be judged most conducive to the public weal." (Section 3) The implication of the Virginia Bill of Rights was that a majority could set themselves...
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Understanding State Constitutions

G. Alan Tarr - Law - 2000 - 247 pages
...from the people, from which they concluded, in the words of the Virginia Declaration of Rights, that "the community hath an indubitable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to reform, alter, or abolish government in such manner as shall be by that community judged most conducive to the public weal."53...
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