Congressional Edition Volume 1595

Congressional Edition Volume 1595

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...appears of itself, of its own virtue, by the law of necessity, as some organisms appear behind others in the bosom of nature. And this virtue of political principles, this complement of the historical laws, was imposed the more strongly after the revolution of September, which was applauded by the people and recognized by every government. The princes dethroned who had the privilege of representing the ancient tradition, natural rights proclaimed in all their extension, universal suffrage recognized in all its latitudes, religious liberty acclaimed in all its purity, the principle of popular sovereignty consecrated in all its truth by the sanction of" the laws and the right of victory, the powers emanating from the election, the natural organization of these principles--the inflexible and fatal result of this movement was found, by forces superior to the will of man, in the proclamation of the republic. The governments of Europe who recognized the legitimacy of the principles of the revolution will not be able to deny the legitimacy of its consequences; those who recognized the powers emanating from that act will not be able to deny the definite and stable regimen which has been necessarily and logically derived from that act. The Constituent Cortes of 1869, whose patriotism and wisdom will be recorded with applause by history, determined from the first moment of their life to proclaim the monarchical form of government, which they did for three fundamental reasons: First, because it corresponded with the traditions of the Spanish people; second, because they (the Spaniards) believed it would secure the liberal principles of the revolution; and third, because it would harmonize their form of government with those existing in nearly every...show more

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  • Paperback | 532 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 939g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236583949
  • 9781236583949