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" That all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot by any compact deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with... "
The Convention Manual of the Sixth New York State Constitutional Convention ... - Page 98
by New York (State). Constitutional Convention - 1894 - 1312 pages
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Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments, Proposed Amendments, and Amending ...

John R. Vile - Law - 2003 - 635 pages
...wording of the Bill of Rights to the US Constitution. The Virginia Declaration started from the premise that "all men are by nature equally free and independent,...enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity." The document went on to proclaim that "whenever any Government...
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What Makes America Great?: Land of Freedom, Honor, Justice, and Opportunity

Lon Cantor - History - 2003 - 244 pages
...of Independence. Here are the most important parts of the Virginia Declaration of Rights. Section 1. That all men are by nature equally free and independent...enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means...
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The Right to Privacy: Rights and Liberties Under the Law

Richard A. Glenn - Law - 2003 - 399 pages
...Rights, the most famous of the declarations of rights of the original state constitutions, declared that all men are "by nature equally free and independent,...enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means...
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The Separation of Church and State: Writings on a Fundamental Freedom by ...

F. Forrester Church - History - 2004 - 160 pages
...which rights do pertain to them and their posterity, as the basis and foundation of government. SECTION i That all men are by nature equally free and independent...enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means...
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The Politics of Liberty in England and Revolutionary America

Lee Ward - History - 2004 - 459 pages
...1. The scope of these natural rights statements ranged from the comprehensive treatment in Virginia, "That all men are by nature equally free and independent,...enter into a state of society, they cannot by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity..." to the more pithy Maryland statement: "That all government...
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The Founders on God and Government

Daniel L. Dreisbach, Mark David Hall, Jeffry H. Morrison, Jeffrey Morrison - Political Science - 2004 - 314 pages
...(1776), Pennsylvania (1776), Vermont (1777), or Massachusetts (1780). That of Virginia famously begins that "all men are by nature equally free and independent,...enter into a state of society, they cannot by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity." Often overlooked, though, is that this formulation is...
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Tyranny Through Public Education

William F. Jr Cox - Education - 2004 - 556 pages
...declaring the rights that serve as "the basis and foundation of government," the Bill first specifies: 1 . That all men are by nature equally free and independent,...enter into a state of society, they cannot by any compact deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means...
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Natural Rights Liberalism from Locke to Nozick: Volume 22, Part 1

Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred D. Miller, Jeffrey Paul - Law - 2005 - 403 pages
...drafted the Virginia Declaration of Rights in 1776, he gave vent to much the same opinion, claiming that "all men are by nature equally free and independent...enter into a state of society, they cannot by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means...
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Freedom of Speech: Volume 21, Part 2

Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred D. Miller, Jeffrey Paul - Philosophy - 2004 - 439 pages
...Littlefield, exercise of religion. Article 1 of Virginia's Declaration of Rights, adopted in 1776, is typical: "That all men are by nature equally free and independent,...enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means...
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Det athenske demokrati - og vores

Mogens Herman Hansen - Comparative government - 2005 - 203 pages
...Uafhaengighedserkleeringen af 4.7. 1776 er utvivlsomt Virginias rettighedserklaering af 12.6.1776, Section i: »that all men are by nature equally free and independent...enter into a state of society, they cannot by any compact, deprive and divest their posterity, namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means...
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