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" I choose to solve the controversy with this small distinction, and it belongs to all three : 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,... "
Hazard's Register of Pennsylvania - Page 335
1828
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The History of the Five Indian Nations of Canada: Which are Dependent on the ...

Cadwallader Colden - Canada - 1747 - 487 pages
...voben 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...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
...when 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...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 Institution ...

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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The life of George Washington, Volume 1

John Marshall - 1805
...ideas of government, when men discourse on the subject. But I choose to solve the controversy with this small distinction, and it belongs to all three: any...But lastly, when all is said, there is hardly one frame of government in the world so ill designed by its first founders, that, in good hands, would...
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The Life of George Washington: Commander in Chief of the American Forces ...

John Marshall - Generals - 1804
...ideas of government, when men discourse on the subject. But I choose to solve the controversy with this small distinction, and it belongs to all three : any...But lastly, when all is said, there is hardly one frame of government in the world so ill designed by its first founders, that, in good hands, would...
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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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Memoirs of the Private and Public Life of William Penn, Volume 1

Thomas Clarkson - Great Britain - 1813
...ideas of government when men discourse on that subject. But I choose to solve the controversy with this small distinction, and it belongs to all three : Any...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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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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The Philanthropist, Or, Repository for Hints and Suggestions ..., Volume 4

Charities - 1814
...of government -when men discourse on that subject. But I choose to solve the controversy with this small distinction, and it belongs to all three: any...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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