The History of the Loco-foco, Or Equal Rights Party: Its Movements, Conventions and Proceedings ...

Clement & Packard, 1842 - 192 pages

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Page 72 - Commentaries remarks, that this law of Nature being coeval with mankind, and dictated by God himself, is of course superior in obligation to any other. It is binding over all the globe, in all countries and at all times; no human laws are of any validity if contrary to this, and such of them as are valid, derive all their force, and all their validity, and all their authority, mediately and immediately, from this original...
Page 72 - that all men are created equal, and endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights — among which are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,' I shall strenuously contend for the immediate enfranchisement of our slave population.
Page 168 - ... conspiracy of the rich, who on pretence of managing the public only pursue their private ends, and devise all the ways and arts they can find out; first, that they may, without danger, preserve all that they have so ill acquired, and then that they may engage the poor to toil and labour for them at as low rates as possible, and oppress them as much as they please.
Page 59 - The true foundation of republican government is the equal right of every citizen in his person and property, and in their management. Try by this, as a tally, every provision of our Constitution and see if it hangs directly on the will of the people.
Page 72 - This will of his maker is called the law of nature. For as God, when he created matter, and endued it with a principle of mobility, established certain rules for the perpetual direction of that motion ; so, when he created man, and endued him with freewill to conduct himself in all parts of life, he laid down certain immutable laws of human nature, [**] whereby that freewill is in some degree regulated and restrained, and gave him also the faculty of reason to discover the purport of those laws...
Page 128 - Before the trial of an impeachment the members of the court shall take an oath or affirmation, truly and impartially to try the impeachment, according to the evidence; and no person Shall be convicted without the concurrence of two-thirds of the members present. Judgment in cases of impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from office, or removal from office and disqualification to hold...
Page 134 - I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I've never been able to believe it.
Page 100 - The voice of the people shall be heard and will prevail. The people will meet in the park, rain or shine, at four o'clock on MONDAY AFTERNOON, to inquire into the cause of the present unexampled distress, and to devise a suitable remedy. All friends of humanity, determined to resist monopolists and extortioners, are invited to attend.
Page 72 - Man, considered as a creature, must necessarily be subject to the laws of his creator, for he is entirely a dependent being. . . . And consequently as man depends absolutely on his maker for everything, it is necessary that he should in all points conform to his maker's will. This will of his maker is called the law of nature.
Page 128 - In all criminal prosecutions the accused shall enjoy the right of a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury...

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