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Page 172 - others tenacious ; for a nation that fubmits to be taxed at the will of perfons benefited by the tax, and not paying the tax, hold their liberty* on a very precarious foundation. XV. Every community has a right to demand of all its agents an account of their
Page 170 - but in virtue of a law promulgated before the offence and legally applied. The firft part of this article prefcribes a juft and humane regulation of penal laws; the feCond may admit of a doubt*. IX Every man being prefumed innocent till he has been convifted,
Page 113 - or any other of the goods of fortune being among thefe natural rights in which the power to execute is as perfect as the right itfelf; it follows that thofe a&s which' have been hitherto injurioufly diftinguifhed and unjuftly
Page 120 - ?—or to the prophetic bleffings of the patriarchs ; '* Let people " ferve thee and nations bow down to thee; *' be lord over thy brethren, and let thy
Page 112 - Man did not enter into fociety to have fewer rights than he had before. Every civil right has for its foundation fame natural right pre-exijling in the individual, but to the enjoyment of which his individual power is not in all
Page 252 - and he fhews us, from the example of France, how eafily this may be accomplifhed. " If any credit is given," h'e fays/" it is to the difpofition of the people to " pay the tax, and not to the government which • " lays it on; when this difpofition expires, " what is fuppofed to be the credit of
Page 211 - and this has always been one of the ftrongeft batteries of the democratifts, againft the actual conftitution of England. " The county " of York," fays Mr. Paine, " which contains " near a million of fouls, fends two county " members, fo does the county of Rutland, " which contains not an hundredth part of that " number.
Page 228 - to his maker the fruits of his heart; and " though thefe fruits may differ from each other " like the fruits of the earth, the grateful tribute " is accepted.