Belfast Politics: Enlarged, Being a Compendium of the Political History of Ireland

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John Lawless
D. Lyons, 1818 - 483 strani

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Stran 26 - Britain; and that the King's Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords spiritual and temporal and Commons of Great Britain in Parliament assembled, had, hath and of right ought to have, full power and authority to make laws and statutes of sufficient force and validity to bind the colonies and people of America, subjects of the Crown of Great Britain in all cases whatsoever.
Stran 26 - America have been, are, and of right ought to be, subordinate unto, and dependent upon the imperial crown and parliament of Great Britain; and that the King's majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the lords spiritual and temporaL and commons of Great Britain, in parliament assembled...
Stran 314 - That the weight of English influence in the Government of this country is so great, as to require a cordial union among ALL THE PEOPLE OF IRELAND, to maintain that balance which is essential to the preservation of our liberties, and the extension of our commerce. Second, That the sole constitutional mode by which this influence can be opposed, is by a complete and radical reform of the representation of the people in Parliament. Third, That no reform is practicable, efficacious, or just-, which shall...
Stran 416 - Irish nation in parliament ; and, as a means of absolute and immediate necessity in the establishment of this chief good of Ireland, I will endeavour, as much as lies in my ability, to forward a brotherhood of affection, an identity of interests, a communion of rights, and an union of power, AMONG IRISHMEN OF ALL RELIGIOUS PERSUASIONS, without which every reform in parliament must be partial, not national, inadequate to the wants, delusive to the wishes, and insufficient for the freedom and happiness...
Stran 416 - I, AB, in the presence of God, do pledge myself to my country, that I will use all my abilities and influence in the attainment of an impartial and adequate representation of the Irish nation in parliament ; and as a means of absolute and immediate necessity in the establishment of this chief good of Ireland, I will endeavour, as much as lies in my ability, to forward a brotherhood of affection, an identity of interests, a communion of rights, and...
Stran 350 - That we hold the right of private judgment in matters of religion, to be equally sacred in others as in ourselves. 14. Therefore> that as men, and as Irishmen, as Christians, and as Protestants, we rejoice in the relaxation of the penal laws against our Roman Catholic fellowsubjects ; and that we conceive the measure to be fraught with the happiest consequences to the union and prosperity of the inhabitants of...
Stran 15 - That the subjects which are Protestants may have arms for their defence suitable to their conditions and as allowed by law. That election of members of parliament ought to be free. That the freedom of speech and debates or proceedings in parliament ought not to be impeached or questioned in any court or place out of parliament.
Stran 273 - We have no National Government. We are ruled by Englishmen and the servants of Englishmen, whose object is the interest of another country, whose instrument is corruption, whose strength is the Weakness of Ireland, and these men have the whole of the power and patronage of the country as means to seduce and subdue the honesty and the spirit of her representatives in the legislature.
Stran 250 - ... that language would sink in pourtraying this motley band of incongruous fancies, of misshapen theories, valuable only if inefficient, or execrable if efficacious...
Stran 11 - Thus, there appears to have been no intention on the part of the originators of the legislation to create directors who would be officers of the Government but rather an intention to dissociate the Government from the directors. Senator Kefauver made a comment on the Senate floor, similar to his statement with regard to the incorporators...

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