The American Republic and the Debs Insurrection

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Bibliotheca Sacra Company, 1895 - 48 páginas

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Página 14 - And, in the just preservation of rights and property, it is understood and declared that no law ought ever to be made or have force in the said territory that shall, in any manner whatever, interfere with or affect private contracts or engagements, bona fide, and without fraud previously formed.
Página 13 - No person demeaning himself in a peaceable and orderly manner, shall ever be molested on account of his mode of worship or religious sentiments, in the said territory.
Página 14 - The inhabitants of the said territory shall always be entitled to the benefits of the writ of habeas corpus, and of the trial by jury; of a proportionate representation of the people in the legislature; and of judicial proceedings according to the course of the common law.
Página 5 - ... into a civil body politic, for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute and frame such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the colony, unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.
Página 11 - It was the first written constitution known to history, that created a government,1 and it marked the beginnings of American democracy, of which Thomas Hooker deserves more than any other man to be called the father.
Página 10 - They who have power to appoint officers and magistrates, it is in their power, also, to set the bounds and limitations of the power and place unto which they call them.
Página 15 - I doubt whether one single law of any lawgiver, ancient or modern, has produced effects of more distinct, marked, and lasting character than the Ordinance of 1787.
Página 14 - ... no man shall be deprived of his liberty or property, but by the judgment of his peers, or the law of the land...
Página 13 - ... of all the land for public schools. 3. A provision prohibiting the adoption of any constitution or the enactment of any law that should nullify pre-existing contracts. Be it forever remembered that this compact declared that " religion, morality, and knowledge being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall always be encouraged.
Página 47 - The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath chosen me to preach the gospel to the poor : he hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, and to set at liberty them that are bruised.

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