3) that the will of the people is delegated to the rulers conditionally, but that the conditions are unknown and indefinite, and that the appearance of several authorities, their struggles and their falls, result solely from the greater or lesser fulfillment by the rulers of these unknown conditions on which the will of the people is transferred from some people to others.
And these are the three ways in which the historians do explain the relation of the people to their rulers.
To all general purposes we have uniformly been one people each individual citizen everywhere enjoying the same national rights, privileges, and protection.
They formed it almost as soon as they had a political existence; nay, at a time when their habitations were in flames, when many of their citizens were bleeding, and when the progress of hostility and desolation left little room for those calm and mature inquiries and reflections which must ever precede the formation of a wise and wellbalanced government for a free people.
Many lands saw Zarathustra, and many peoples: thus he discovered the good and bad of many peoples.
Creating ones were first of all peoples, and only in late times individuals; verily, the individual himself is still the latest creation.
And now, at length, the people
also went mad with their thirst and the fury of their fear.
That it will be a federal and not a national act, as these terms are understood by the objectors; the act of the people
, as forming so many independent States, not as forming one aggregate nation, is obvious from this single consideration, that it is to result neither from the decision of a MAJORITY of the people
of the Union, nor from that of a MAJORITY of the States.
cannot help knowing; the sense of their own destinies is always in the people
, and at such moments as the present that sense finds utterance," said Sergey Ivanovitch with conviction, glancing at the old bee-keeper.
Every object served to mark the residence of a rich, aristocratic gentleman, who held himself high above the common people
, and could have nothing to fear from them.
Then in England people
began to say that there never had been an Ossian at all, and that Macpherson had invented both the poems and all the people
that they were about.
But whether or not the Fire People
cooked their food, I do not know.
If, therefore, a democracy is to be reckoned a free state, it is evident that any such establishment which centres all power in the votes of the people
cannot, properly speaking, be a democracy: for their decrees cannot be general in their extent.
At the time I went to Alabama the coloured people
were taking considerable interest in politics, and they were very anxious that I should become one of them politically, in every respect.
In the bosoms of this people
, thus heterogeneously composed, there was burning, kindled at different furnaces, but all furnaces of affliction, one clear, steady flame of liberty.