We, the People
eBookIt.com, 30. märts 2011 - 338 pages
According to Adolph Caso, the dream behind "We, the people..." has not yet been fulfilled, although America came close in doing so with Dr. Martin Luther King in his "I have a dream" speech. A counter revolution against King took place which further vitiated the dream of Thomas Jefferson, who originally did away with the European practice of giving special privileges to the nobility and to the clergy: Every citizen was equal under and in the law. Unfortunately, that goal was neither fully achieved with the ratification of the Constitution nor with the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation.
In this book, the author reproduces the original documents he believes make possible America's form of government which, despite its short-comings, continues to be one of the highest form of government that man has devised.
In this collection, there are ten original documents, from the Mayflower Compact to the Promissory Note, plus to-the-point commentary on each document.
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Consequences of the Foregoing Principles
Of the Interpretation of Laws
Of the Obscurity of Laws
Of the Proportion between Crimes and Punishments
Of Estimating the Degree of Crimes
Of the Division of Crimes
Of the Punishment of the Nobles
Of Infamy Considered as a Punishment
Of Banishment and Confiscations
Of the Spirit of Family in States
Of the Mildness of Punishments
Of the Punishment of Death
Of Crimes Which Disturb Public Tranquillity
Of the Intent of Punishments
Of the Credibility of Witnesses
Of Evidence and the Proofs of a Crime and of the Form of Judgment
Of Secret Accusations
Of Pecuniary Punishments
Of the Advantage of Immediate Punishment
Of Acts of Violence
Of Prosecution and Prescription
Of Crimes of Difficult Proof
The Declaration of Causes and Mazzei
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