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" Any government is free to the people under it, whatever be the frame, where the laws, rule, and the people are a party to those laws, and more than this is tyranny, oligarchy, or confusion. "
Lives of the Illustrious: (the Biographical Magazine). - Page 183
1855
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The history of the five indian nations of Canada

Cadwallader Colden - 1747
...Men difcourfe on that Subjeft. But I chafe to fclve the Controverfy with this fmall DifiinSfion, and it belongs to all three : Any Government is free to...where the Laws rule, and the People are a Party to thole Laws ; and more than this is 'Tyranny, Oligarchy, or Confufton. BUy Laftly, when all is faid,...
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An Historical Review of the Constitution and Government of Pennsylvania ...

Richard Jackson, Benjamin Franklin - Constitutional history - 1759 - 444 pages
...Petmfylvania ought to have for ever before their Eyes: To wit, i. " Any Government is free to the People " (whatever be the Frame) where the Laws rule and " the People are a Party to thofe Laws: And more " than this is Tyranny, Oligarchy, or Confufion." 2. " To fupport Power in Reverence...
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An Impartial History of the Present War in America: Containing an ..., Volume 1

James Murray - United States - 1780
...men dlfcourfe on that fubjeft. But I chufe to folve the controverfy With this fmall diftinftion, and it belongs to all three: Any government is free to...where the laws rule, and the people are a party to thofe laws ; and more than this is tyranny, oligarchy, or confufion. O o But after rob or fpeil, by...
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The History of Pennsylvania: In North America, from the Original ..., Volume 1

Robert Proud - New Jersey - 1797
...fliall ferve all places alike;"—" Any 1682. government is free to the people under it (whatxv>^ ever be the frame) where the laws rule, and the people are a party to thofe laws; and more than this is tyranny, olygarchy, or confufion."— ** There is hardly one frame...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin - United States - 1809
...Pennsylvania ought to have for ever before their eyes: to wit, 1. " Any government is free to the people (whatever be the frame) where the laws rule and the...more than this is tyranny, oligarchy, or confusion." 2. " To support power in reverence with the people, and to secure the people from the abuse of power,...
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General Biography: Or, Lives, Critical and Historical, of the Most ..., Volume 8

John Aikin - Biography - 1813
...modes, he observes, that he finds no single model which circumstances have not altered ; and that " any government is free to the people under it (whatever...laws rule, and the people are a party to those laws." One of his fundamental laws is well worth transcribing : " That all persons in this province, who confess...
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Memoirs of the Private and Public Life of William Penn, Volume 1

Thomas Clarkson - Great Britain - 1813
...men discourse on that subject. But I choose to solve the controversy with this small distinction, and it belongs to all three : Any government is free to...whatever be the frame, where the laws rule and the people art •a party to those laws ; and more than this is tyranny ', oligarchy, or confusion. " But, lastly,...
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The Philanthropist, Or, Repository for Hints and Suggestions ..., Volume 4

Charities - 1814
...men discourse on that subject. But I choose to solve the controversy with this small distinction, and it belongs to all three: any government is free to...more than this is tyranny, oligarchy, or confusion." The pith and marrow of the doctrine consists, and is evidently intended to consist, in the last sentence,...
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On Protestant Nonconformity, Volume 2

Josiah Conder - 1818
...government, and that government alone is free, to which we may apply the axiom of William Penn, that " The laws rule, and the people " are a party to those laws." That the legislative authority vested in the Parliament of Great Britain, is most extensive, and supreme,...
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A Complete History of the United States of America: Embracing the Whole ...

Frederick Butler - United States - 1821
...when men converse upon that subject ; but 1 choose to solve the controversy with this distinction, and it belongs to all three. Any government is free to the people under it, taken the laws rule, (whatever be the frame) and the people are a party to those laws. More than this...
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