“We have gathered here to affirm a faith, a faith in a common purpose, a common conviction, a common devotion. Some of us have chosen America as the land of our adoption; the rest have come from those who did the same. For this reason we have some right to consider ourselves a picked group, a group of those who had the courage to break from the past and brave the dangers and the loneliness of a strange land. What was the object that nerved us, or those who went before us, to this choice? We sought liberty; freedoms from …

“The Spirit of Liberty” More…

How came the king by a power which the people are afraid to trust, and always obliged to check? Such a power could not be the gift of a wise people, neither can any power, which needs checking, be from God; yet the provision, which the constitution makes, supposes such a power to exist. But where says some is the King of America? I’ll tell you Friend, he reigns above, and doth not make havoc of mankind like the Royal Brute of Britain…that so far as we approve of monarchy, that in America the law is king. For as in absolute governments the …

Common Sense More…

THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange …

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“One reason to use the language of a coup is that people know it’s wrong and a violation of Democratic norms — even if they’re not familiar with the exact definition of a coup. We have to be ready to declare loudly and strongly: This is a coup. Even when only a few people go along with the coup, and act as though that’s normal, people may reluctantly accept it as inevitable. In all research on preventing coups, there’s one common theme: People stop doing what coup plotters tell them to do”

“It has always seemed to me that a somewhat close parallel could be drawn between the government by the English of Acadia and the government by the Americans of the Philippine Islands” Riddell, William Renwick. “The First English Court in (The Present) Canada on Its Criminal Side.” Journal of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology, vol. 8, no. 1, 1917, pp. 8–15. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/1133706.

At a meeting of the Members of the House of Assembly, in the Assembly Room, in the Provincial Building at Halifax, on the 7th day of November, 1867, the following Declaration was unanimously agreed to, and ordered to be published:— We, the representatives of Nova Scotia, having assembled for the purpose of constructing an Administration, and having effected that object, cannot separate without making known to our constituents our unanimous and unalterable determination to use every lawful and constitutional means to extricate this Province from the operation of the British North America Act, the passage of which, in the Imperial …

Reports of meetings held in the province of Nova Scotia, to consider a repeal of the “British North America Act, 1867” More…