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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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State Constitutions for the Twenty-first Century, Volume 3: The ..., Volume 3

G. Alan Tarr, Robert F. Williams - Political Science - 2012 - 380 pages
...the Virginia Declaration of Rights, adopted a month before the Declaration of Independence, provides: 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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Political Theory

VD Mahajan - Political Science - 2006 - 910 pages
...are liberty, property, security and resistance to oppression. The Virginian Constitution declares: "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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Liberty for All: Reclaiming Individual Privacy in a New Era of Public Morality

Elizabeth Price Foley - History - 2008 - 304 pages
...individual rights. For example, the Virginia Declaration of Rights of 1776 declared in its first article 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 l1berty, w1th the means...
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Eight Ways to Run the Country: A New and Revealing Look at Left and Right

Brian Patrick Mitchell - Political Science - 2007 - 161 pages
...leaderless, consensual, anarchic sorority/fraternity. Chapter 6 Framework for Utopia: The Individualist 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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America's Forgotten History: Part One. Foundations

Mark David Ledbetter
...language for the introduction to the Declaration of Independence. In Sections One and Two Mason writes, 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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Virginia's American Revolution: From Dominion to Republic, 1776-1840

Kevin Raeder Gutzman - History - 2007 - 235 pages
...of Debates in the Federal Convention, reported by James Madison, 630. 1 24. Its first sentence reads "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!.]" Robert A. Rutland, George Mason: Reluctant Statesman,...
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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
...rights do pertain to them and their posterity, as the basis and foundation of government. SUCTION 1 . esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives...price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means...
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America's Survival Guide

Michael Warren - History - 2007 - 236 pages
...1776, drafted by George Mason and adopted just prior to the Declaration of Independence, provided: 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 Other states drafted...
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The Reformation of Rights: Law, Religion and Human Rights in Early Modern ...

John Witte - History - 2007 - 388 pages
...Enlightenment views, in part. The Virginia Declaration of Rights (1776), for example, provided in Article 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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All Honor to Jefferson?: The Virginia Slavery Debates and the Positive Good ...

Erik S. Root - History - 2008 - 255 pages
...and then- posterity, as the basis and foundation of government." Indeed, the same document asserts: "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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