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ADDITIONAL OBSERVATIONS ON THE NATURE AND VALUE OF CIVIL LIBERTY, AND THE WAR WITH AMERICA BY RICHARD PRICE

Publication Date: 1777

"Containing a brief account of the nature of Liberty in general and of Civil Liberty in particular."

"I wish the advocates for the measures against America would attend to the distinction now intimated. The support of just government within the realm is always necessary, and therefore right. But to maintain, by fire and sword, dominion over the persons and the property of a people out of the realm, who have no share in its legislature, contradicts every principle of liberty and humanity, Legitimate government, let it be remembered, as opposed to oppression and tyranny, consists only in the dominion of "Equal laws made by common consent, or of Men over themselves; and not in the dominion of communities over communities, or of any men over other men." This is the great truth I have endeavored to explain and defend." #0285

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