Simon Bolívar, 1783-1830

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1930 - 220
 

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Strona 1259 - ... to enquire whether the constitution has been preserved inviolate in every part during the last septenary, (including the year of their service,) and whether the legislative and executive branches of government have performed their duty as guardians of the people, or assumed to themselves, or exercised other or greater powers than they are entitled to by the constitution.
Strona 1350 - In the civil war existing between Spain and the Spanish Provinces in this hemisphere the greatest care has been taken to enforce the laws intended to preserve an impartial neutrality. Our ports have continued to be equally open to both parties and on the same conditions, and our citizens have been equally restrained from interfering in favor of either to the prejudice of the other.
Strona 1259 - And whose duty it shall be to enquire whether the constitution has been preserved inviolate in every part; and whether the legislative and executive branches of government have performed their duty as guardians of the people, or assumed to themselves, or exercised other or greater powers than they are entitled to by the constitution...
Strona 1279 - that should act as a council in great conflicts, to be appealed to in case of common danger, and be a faithful interpreter of public treaties, when difficulties should arise, and conciliate, in short, all our differences." On the 6th of June of said year, the Government of Peru concluded a treaty of alliance and confederation with the Colombian plenipotentiary. By said treaty both parties bound themselves to interpose their good offices with the Governments of America lately Spanish, so that, all...
Strona 1369 - Mollien no haya estudiado tanto como yo a Locke, Condillac, Buffon, Dalembert, Helvetius, Montesquieu, Mably, Filangieri, Lalande, Rousseau, Voltaire, Rollin, Berthot y todos los clásicos de la Antigüedad, así filósofos, historiadores, oradores y poetas; y todos los clásicos modernos de España, Francia, Italia y gran parte de los ingleses.
Strona 1259 - They are also to enquire whether the public taxes have been justly laid and collected in all parts of this Commonwealth, in what manner the public moneys have been disposed of, and whether the laws have been duly executed.
Strona 1259 - For these purposes they shall have power to send for persons, papers, and records; they shall have authority to pass public censures, to order impeachments, and to recommend to the legislature the repealing of such laws as appear to them to have been enacted contrary to the principles of the constitution.
Strona 1383 - PAST in founding monarchies upon this soil aflame with the bright fires of liberty! . . . The true liberal constitution is known by its civil and criminal codes; and the most terrible tyranny is that exercised by the courts through the powerful instrument of law. The judicial power contains the measure of the citizens...
Strona 1256 - L'Esprit des Lois state that laws should be suited to the people for whom they are made; that it would be a major coincidence if those of one nation could be adapted to another; that laws must take into account the physical conditions of the country, climate, character of the land, location, size, and mode of living of the people; that they...
Strona 1254 - Among the popular and representative systems of government I do not approve of the federal system: it is too perfect; and it requires virtues and political talents much superior to our own.

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