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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 114
1834
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The life of George Washington, Volume 1

John Marshall - 1805
...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, oligarchy, or confusion. But lastly, when all is said, there is hardly one...
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The Life of George Washington: Commander in Chief of the American Forces ...

John Marshall - Generals - 1804
...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, oligarchy, or confusion. But lastly, when all is said, there is hardly one...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin - United States - 1809
...before their eyes: to wit, 1. " Any government is free to the people (whatever be the frame) where the laws rule and the people are a party to those laws : and more than this is tyranny, oligarchy, or confusion." 2. " To support power in reverence with the people,...
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General Biography: Or, Lives, Critical and Historical, of the Most ..., Volume 8

John Aikin - Biography - 1813
...not altered ; and that " 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." 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
...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, oligarchy, or confusion." The pith and marrow of the doctrine consists,...
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On Protestant nonconformity, Volume 2

Josiah Conder - 1818
...government, and that government alone is free, to which we may apply the axiom of William Penn, that " The laws rule, and the people " are a party to those laws." That the legislative authority vested in the Parliament of Great Britain, is most extensive, and supreme,...
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A Selection of Eulogies: Pronounced in the Several States, in Honor of Those ...

Eulogies - 1826 - 426 pages
...the chaste and beautiful simplicity of his style, he declares that that country only is free " where the laws rule, and the people are a party to those laws," — Lest than this, he says, is tyranny, more than this, is anarchy. To attain this enviable state...
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Memoirs of the Private and Public Life of William Penn: Who ..., Volumes 1-2

Thomas Clarkson - Quakers - 1827 - 366 pages
...belongs to all three:i Any government is free to the people under it, whatever be tho frame, where thr laws rule and the people are a party to those laws ; and more than this is tyranny, oligarchy and confusion. '• I know some say, I.ft us have good laws, and...
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Hazard's Register of Pennsylvania, Volume 1

Pennsylvania - 1828
...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, oligarchy, or confusion. But lastly, when all is said, there is hardly one...
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Defence of Ecclesiastical Establishments: In Reply to the Rev. Andrew ...

Andrew MARSHALL (D.D.), James Lewis - Church and state - 1830 - 165 pages
...not the people for governments ; and that it is only where, according to the axiom of William Penn, " the laws rule, and the people are a party to those laws," that a government is free. Yet this freedom of legislating for itself, gives a Christian nation no...
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