We, the People

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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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Contents

Consequences of the Foregoing Principles
1
Of the Interpretation of Laws
2
Of the Obscurity of Laws
4
Of the Proportion between Crimes and Punishments
5
Of Estimating the Degree of Crimes
7
Of the Division of Crimes
8
Of Honour
9
Of Duelling
10
Of the Punishment of the Nobles
21
Of Robbery
22
Of Infamy Considered as a Punishment
23
Of Idleness
24
Of Banishment and Confiscations
25
Of the Spirit of Family in States
26
Of the Mildness of Punishments
28
Of the Punishment of Death
29

Of Crimes Which Disturb Public Tranquillity
11
Of the Intent of Punishments
12
Of the Credibility of Witnesses
13
Of Evidence and the Proofs of a Crime and of the Form of Judgment
14
Of Secret Accusations
15
Of Torture
16
Of Pecuniary Punishments
17
Of Oaths
18
Of the Advantage of Immediate Punishment
19
Of Acts of Violence
20
Of Imprisonment
33
Of Prosecution and Prescription
33
Of Crimes of Difficult Proof
33
Of Suicide
33
Of Magistrates
43
In Convention
74
The Declaration of Causes and Mazzei
94
Two Tyrants
108
Beccaria Life and Time
121
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