American State Papers Bearing on Sunday Legislation

American State Papers Bearing on Sunday Legislation

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: infringes upon the liberty of the citizen, by restraining his right to acquire property. And that it is in conflict with the fourth section of the same article, because it was intended as, and is in effect, a discrimination in favor of one religious profession, and gives it a preference over all others. It follows that the prisoner was improperly convicted, and it is ordered that he be discharged from custody. 1 Mr. Madison, in remonstrating against any infringement by the Legislature of Virginia upon the religious liberty of the individual, had occasion to assert the same principle: "Either, then, we must say that the will of the Legislature is the only measure of their authority, and that in the plentitude of that authority they may sweep away all our fundamental rights, or that they are bound to leave this particular right untouched and sacred." Ante page 129. BURNETT. Justice.--The great importance of the importance i of question. constitutional principle involved, and the different view I take of some points, make it proper for me to submit a separate opinion. The question is one of no ordinary magnitude, and of great intrinsic difficulty. The embarrassment we might otherwise experience in deciding a question of such interest to the community, and in reference to which there exists so great Great differ ence of opin a difference of opinion, is increased by the considera-io--tion that the weight of the adjudged cases is against the conclusion at which we have been compelled to arrive. In considering this constitutional question, it must be conceded that there are some great leading prin-Eternal and. unchangeable ciples of justice, eternal and unchangeable, that are principles, applicable at all times and under more

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  • Paperback | 348 pages
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  • English
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  • 9781236585189