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" That all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity ; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with... "
Digest of the Laws of Virginia: Which are of a Permanent Character and ... - Page 17
by Joseph Tate - 1841 - 959 pages
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in Ohio Courts of Record Except ...

William John Tossell, Ohio. Superior Courts - 1901
...void. I will read irom page 181 of the opinion of the court: "The bill ot rights of this state declares that 'all men are, by nature, equally free and independent,...the means of acquiring and possessing property, and of pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.' " . "Can the legislature, in view ol these constitutional...
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Manual of the Senate and House of Delegates

Virginia. General Assembly - 1895
...convention; which rights do pertain to them and their posteiity as the basis and foundation of governmerd. 1. That all men are by nature equally free and independent,...of which, when they enter into a state of society, ihey cannot by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity, namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty,...
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Understanding State Constitutions

G. Alan Tarr - 2000 - 247 pages
...the proper, natural and safe Defense of a free Government"; and the Virginia Declaration of Rights that "all men are by nature equally free and independent,...they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity."63 Even provisions that might be enforceable sometimes included explanatory or justificatory...
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Debating the Issues in Colonial Newspapers: Primary Documents on Events of ...

David A. Copeland - 2000 - 397 pages
...independence when it adopted the Virginia Declaration of Rights. Written by George Mason, the document stated, That all men are by nature equally free and independent and have certain inherent rights . . . namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property,...
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Capital Homesteading for Every Citizen: A Just Free Market Solution for ...

Norman G. Kurland, Dawn K. Brohawn, Michael D. Greaney - 2004 - 231 pages
...prepared by CESJ under a grant by the William H. Donner Foundation, December 2002. www.cesj.org "All men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty,...
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A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War

Harry V. Jaffa - 2004 - 576 pages
...1776 — before either the Declaration of Independence or the Massachusetts constitution — declared that "all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot by any compact deprive or divest...
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American Legal Thought from Premodernism to Postmodernism: An Intellectual ...

Stephen M. Feldman - 2000 - 288 pages
...Bill of Rights, as its name suggests, explicitly protected certain specified natural rights: "all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights . . . namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property,...
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Fair Trial Rights of the Accused: A Documentary History

Ronald A. Banaszak - 2002 - 216 pages
...Convention; which rights do pertain to them and their posterity, as the basis and foundation of Government. 1. That all men are by nature equally free and independent,...the means of acquiring and possessing property, and persuing and obtaining happiness and safety. 2. That all power is vested in, and consequently derived...
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Three in One: Essays on Democratic Capitalism, 1976-2000

Michael Novak - 2001 - 345 pages
...attributes without which human action is frustrated. The Virginia Declaration of Rights affirmed in 1776 that all men are by nature equally free and independent,...certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter a state of society, they cannot by any compact deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment...
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Jefferson's Pillow: The Founding Fathers and the Dilemma of Black Patriotism

Roger Wilkins - 2002 - 163 pages
...independent Virginia. The first sentence of his proposed Declaration of Rights for Virginians asserted "that all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which they cannot by any compact deprive or divest their posterity. ..." At the time he wrote these words,...
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