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Political contests are necessary sometimes, as well as military, to afford exercise and practice, and to instruct in the art of defending liberty and property.
A diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.
and let me tell you that it is Honorable for a man to be punctual in the discharge of every public trust.
We shall know more of this Matter before long, till when I am Convinced the Congress will not Rise— Whether they may then or not I cannot now pretend to say—However I do know that they are heartily tired—and so am I.
That it is our fixed, determined and unalterable resolution, by all lawful ways and means in our power, to maintain, defend and preserve our before mentioned rights and liberties, and that we will transmit them entire and inviolate to our posterity; and further, that we will adopt and faithfully carry into execution all and singular such peaceable and constitutional measures as have been agreed on by this Congress.
That it is the indispensable duty of all the colonies not only to alleviate the unexampled distresses of our brethren of Massachusetts Bay, who are suffering in the common cause of America, but to assist them by all lawful means in removing their grievances, and for the re-establishing their constitutional right, as well as those of all America, on a solid and permanent foundation.
That the subjects of His Majesty in the British American Colonies have had, and of right ought to have and enjoy all the liberties, privileges and immunities of free and natural born subjects within any of His Majestys Dominions, as fully and amply as if they and every of them were born within the realm of England—that they have a property in their own estates, and are to be taxed by their own consent only, given in person or by their representatives, and are not to be assessed of their liberties and free customs, sentenced or condemned, but by lawful judgment of their peers.
But when you consider that e are petitioning and dressing the august body the great legislative of the empire for redress and grievances; that in order to point out those grievances it was likewise necessary to set forth the Liberty we have, and out to Enjoy, (as free born Englishmen) according to the British Constitution.
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... [Independence] is determined by the Thirteen United Colonies, without one dissenting Colony. We have now Got through with the Whole of the declaration, and... you will soon have the pleasure of seeing it.
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The Colonists have been branded with the odious names of traitors and rebels only for complaining of their grievances.
First, The first fundamental, positive law of all common wealths or states is the establishing the legislative power. As the first fundamental natural law, also, which is to govern even the legislative power itself, is the preservation of the society.
Secondly, The Legislative has no right to absolute, arbitrary power over the lives and fortunes of the people; nor can mortals assume a prerogative not only too high for men, but for angels, and therefore reserved for the exercise of the Deity alone.
Thirdly, The supreme power cannot justly take from any man any part of his property, without his consent in person or by his representative.
The absolute rights of Englishmen and all freemen, in or out of civil society, are principally personal security, personal liberty, and private property.
The natural liberty of man, by entering into society, is abridged or restrained, so far only as is necessary for the great end of society, the best good of the whole.
All positive and civil laws should conform, as far as possible, to the law of natural reason and equity.
Every natural right not expressly given up, or, from the nature of a social compact, necessarily ceded, remains.