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A Vindication of the Rev. Mr. Wesley's "Calm Address to Our American ...
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1776
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Side 25 - My position is this, — I repeat it — I will maintain to the last hour, taxation and representation are inseparable. This position is founded on the law of nature. It is more, it is in itself an eternal law of nature. For whatever is a man's own is absolutely his own. No man has a right to take it from him without his consent either expressed by himself or his representative. Whoever attempts to do this attempts an injury. Whoever does it, commits a robbery.
Side 52 - They said, what were the lords of England but William the Conqueror's colonels? or the barons but his majors? or the knights but his captains?
Side 33 - Chester, and ordered commissioners to collect it there: as commissioners were ordered to collect it in other counties; but the palatinate refused to comply; they addressed the King by petition, setting forth, that the English Parliament had no right to tax them, that they had a Parliament of their own, that they had always taxed themselves, and therefore desired the King to order his commissioners not to proceed.
Side 16 - Submit yourfelves to every ordinance of man " for the Lord's fake : whether it be to the King " as fupreme ; or unto Governors, as unto them " that are fent by him for the punifhment of evil " doers, and for the praife of them that do well.
Side 25 - I will maintain it to my last hour, - taxation and representation are inseparable; this position is founded on the laws of nature; it is more, it is an eternal law of nature; for whatever is a man's own, is absolutely his own; no man has a right to take it from him without his consent, either expressed by himself or representative.15 After the repeal of the Stamp Act the Rockingham ministry began to disintegrate.
Side 56 - For if once legislation, the chief act of government, be denied to any part of government at all, and affirmed to belong to the people as such, who are no governors, all government will hereby be overthrown.
Side 51 - I perceived that they took the King for a tyrant and an enemy, and really intended absolutely to master him, or to ruin him ; and that they thought, that if they might fight against him, they might kill or conquer him...
Side 14 - All the inhabitants of the several districts ought to have a right of voting at the election of a representative, except such as are in so mean a situation as to be deemed to have no will of their own.