The Political Writings of Thomas Paine: Secretary to the Committee of Foreign Affairs in the American Revolution : to which is Prefixed a Brief Sketch of the Author's Life, Volume 2
G. Davidson, 1824
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Página 111 - provided his avowal of them does not disturb the public order established by law. "XI. The unrestrained communication of thoughts and opinions being one of the most precious rights of man, every citizen may speak, write, and publish freely, provided he is responsible for the abuse of this liberty in cases determined by the law.
Página 111 - The law ought to impose no other penalties than such as are absolutely and evidently necessary: and no one ought to be punished, but in virtue of a law promulgated before the offence, and legally applied. " X. No man ought to be molested on account of his opinions, not even on account of his religious
Página 267 - reign over you. He will take your sons and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen: and some shall run before his chariot>. " ' And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and
Página 71 - this right in the common stock of society, and takes the arm of society, of which he is a part, in preference and in addition to his own. Society grants him nothing. Every man is a proprietor in society, and draws on the capital as a matter of right. From
Página 110 - rights of men and of citizens: ', II. The end of all political associations is the preservation of the natural and imprescriptible rights of man; and these rights arc liberty, property, security, and resistance of oppression.
Página 203 - Mr. Burke, in speaking of the English representation, has advanced as bold a challenge as ever was given in the days of chivalry. " Our representation,", says he, " has been found perfectly adequate, to all the purposes for which a representation of the people can be desired or devised. 1
Página 283 - paragraph worthy of being recorded in every country in the world—"The science, (says he) of the politician, consists in fixing the true point of happiness and freedom. Those men deserve the gratitude of ages, who should discover a mode of government that contained the greatest sum of individual happiness with the least national
Página 87 - Toleration is not the opposite of intoleration, but is the counterfeit of it. Both are despotisms. The one assumes to itself the right of withholding liberty of conscience, and the other of granting it. The one is the pope, armed with
Página 200 - best exertions with freedom, as they will be rendered cheerfully by one, who entertains a lively sense of the importance of your works, and who, with much pleasure, subscribes himself, Your sincere friend, G. WASHINGTON. During the war, in the latter end of the year 1780, I formed to myself the design of coming over to
Página 49 - for the living, and not for the dead, it is the living only that has any right in it. That which may be thought right and found convenient in one age, may be thought wrong and found inconvenient in another. In such cases, who is to decide, the living, or the dead