Samuel Adams: Founding Father Quote
Samuel Adams Quote
United States Founding Father
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.
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