Manual of Members, Officers, and Standing Committees and Rules of the Senate of Virginia; Also, the Constitution of Virginia, Part 2

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Superintendent of Public Printing., 1880 - Virginia

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Page 35 - That government is, or ought to be, instituted for the common benefit, protection and security of the people, nation or community; of all the various modes and forms of government, that is best, which is capable of producing the greatest degree of happiness and safety...
Page 49 - That no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burthened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief; but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinions in matters of religion, and that the same shall in no wise diminish, enlarge, or affect their civil capacities.
Page 56 - All county officers whose election or appoint ment is not provided for, by this Constitution, shall be elected by the electors of the respective counties or appointed by the Boards of Supervisors, or other county Authorities, as the Legislature shall direct.
Page 70 - ... and if, in the Legislature so next chosen as aforesaid, such proposed amendment or amendments shall be agreed to by a majority of all the members elected to each House, then it shall be the duty of the Legislature to submit such proposed amendment or amendments to the people in such manner and at such time as the Legislature shall prescribe...
Page 37 - That the freedom of the press is one of the great bulwarks of liberty, and can never be restrained but by despotic governments.
Page 35 - That no man, or set of men, are entitled to exclusive or separate emoluments or privileges from the community, but in consideration of public services ; which not being descendible, neither ought the offices of magistrate, legislator, or judge, to be hereditary.
Page 35 - That all power is vested in, and consequently derived from, the people; that magistrates are their trustees and servants, and at all times amenable to them.
Page 36 - That all power of suspending laws, or the execution of laws, by any authority without consent of the representatives of the people, is injurious to their rights and ought not to be exercised.
Page 47 - Each house shall judge of the election, qualification, and returns of its members ; may punish them for disorderly behavior, and, with the concurrence of twothirds, expel a member.
Page 32 - ... prompting our negroes to rise in arms among us, those very negroes, whom by an inhuman use of his negative he had refused us permission to exclude by law...

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