Some Observations on the Militia System: Addressed to the Serious Consideration of the Citizens of Pennsylvania

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A. Waldie, 1831 - 35 sider
 

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Side 10 - That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences...
Side 27 - It is substantially true, that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government. The rule indeed extends with more or less force to every species of free government. Who that is a sincere friend to it can look with indifference upon attempts to shake the foundation of the fabric?
Side 10 - All men are born equally free and independent, and have certain inherent and indefeasible rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty, of acquiring, possessing, and protecting property and reputation, and of pursuing their own happiness.
Side 15 - That in all criminal prosecutions the accused hath a right to be heard by himself and his counsel; to demand the nature and cause of the accusation against him...
Side 15 - In all criminal prosecutions, the accused hath a right to be heard by himself and his counsel, to demand the nature and cause of the accusation against him, to meet the witnesses face to face...
Side 10 - All men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences; no man can of right be compelled to attend, erect or support any place of worship, or to maintain any ministry against his consent; no human authority can, in any case whatever, control or interfere with the rights of conscience, and no preference shall ever be given by law to any religious establishments or modes of worship.
Side 12 - Any person who conscientiously scruples to bear arms shall not be compelled to do so, but shall pay an equivalent for personal service.
Side 10 - To guard against transgressions of the high powers which we have delegated, WE DEcLARE, that every thing in this article is excepted out of the general powers of government, and shall forever remain inviolate; and that all laws contrary thereto, or contrary to this Constitution shall be void.
Side 4 - whose hand is for good upon all them that •' seek him;' and as the angelic acclamations of " glory to God in the highest, peace on earth and
Side 24 - militia musters as prejudicial to the morals of the community ; as assemblies of idle and dissipated persons ; as making idlers and drunkards rather than soldiers ; as attended, under the most favorable circumstances, with riot, drunkenness, and every species of immorality ; as always scenes of the lowest and most destructive dissipation, where nothing was acquired but the most pernicious habits.

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