(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.
This intelligent people perceived and regretted these defects.
This convention composed of men who possessed the confidence of the people, and many of whom had become highly distinguished by their patriotism, virtue and wisdom, in times which tried the minds and hearts of men, undertook the arduous task.
"To honour father and mother, and from the root of the soul to do their will"--this table of surmounting hung another people over them, and became powerful and permanent thereby.
"To have fidelity, and for the sake of fidelity to risk honour and blood, even in evil and dangerous courses"--teaching itself so, another people mastered itself, and thus mastering itself, became pregnant and heavy with great hopes.
And now, at length, the people
also went mad with their thirst and the fury of their fear.
Invited and urged by the open-hearted and truly benevolent people
who had given them an asylum from the persecution of their own kindred to form their settlement within the territories then under their jurisdiction, the love of their country predominated over every influence save that of conscience alone, and they preferred the precarious chance of relaxation from the bigoted rigor of the English Government to the certain liberality and alluring offers of the Hollanders.
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.
don't know anything about it, if you come to that," said the old prince.
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.
We were trying to escape out of the Fire People
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.
Later, and especially since the war, the term seems to be used wholly in a political sense--that is, to designate the counties where the black people
outnumber the white.