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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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Marriage on Trial: A Handbook with Cases, Laws, and Documents

Lee Walzer - Law - 2005 - 307 pages
...advantage of any single man, family or set 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"...
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In Their Own Words: Founding Fathers & the Bible

Bob Gingrich - History - 2006 - 260 pages
...mal-administration;—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, That no man, or set of men, are entitled to exclusive or separate emoluments and privileges...
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In Their Own Words

Bob Gingrich - History - 2006 - 260 pages
...mal-administration;—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, That no man, or set of men, are entitled to exclusive or separate emoluments and privileges...
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George Allen: A Senator Speaks Out on Liberty, Opportunity, and Security

George Allen - Political Science - 2006 - 212 pages
...inadequate or contrary to these purposes, a majority of the community has an indubitable, inalienable, and indefeasible right to reform, alter, or abolish it, in such manner as shall be judged most conductive to the public weal. "Article 12: That die freedom of the press is one of the great bulwalks...
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Powers Reserved for the People and the States: A History of the Ninth and ...

Thomas B. McAffee, Jay S. Bybee, A. Christopher Bryant - Law - 2006 - 290 pages
...independent, and have certain natural, inherent, and inalienable rights."94 The same Declaration stated 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."95...
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Democracy and Legal Change

Melissa Schwartzberg - Political Science - 2007
...the Virginia Ratifying Convention, Patrick Henry concurred with the general approach, proclaiming, "This, sir, is the language of democracy - that a...to alter government when found to be oppressive." Henry, though, quibbled with the power of a minority to 28 Elliot, ed. (1836: III, 14). 29 Hamilton...
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The Politics of War: Race, Class, and Conflict in Revolutionary Virginia

Michael A. McDonnell - History - 2007 - 544 pages
...protection, and security" of the people. If a majority of the community found it wanting, they had an "indubitable, unalienable, and indefeasible right,...such manner as shall be judged most conducive to the publick weal." Mason, who wanted to include suffrage reform in his draft of the Constitution, also...
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Classics of American Political and Constitutional Thought, Volume 1

Scott J. Hammond, Kevin R. Hardwick, Howard Leslie Lubert - History - 2007 - 2216 pages
...inadequate or contrary to these purposes, a majority of the community hath an indubitable, inalienable, remedy, that it is worse than the disease. Liberty...air is to fire, an aliment without which it instantl SEC. 4. That no man, or set of men, are entitled to exclusive or separate emoluments or privileges...
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Taming Democracy: "The People," the Founders, and the Troubled Ending of the ...

Terry Bouton - History - 2007 - 344 pages
...seizure, and a right to bear arms. It even included a right to revolution. The constitution stated, "[T]he 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."...
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American Sovereigns: The People and America's Constitutional Tradition ...

Christian G. Fritz - History - 2007
...Virginia's 1776 constitution declared that "a majority of the community" could alter the government "in such manner as shall be judged most conducive to the public weal" and Pennsylvania's 179o constitution spoke of the people's right to alter their government "in such...
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