Do palace revolutions- in which sometimes only two or three people
take part- transfer the will of the people
to a new ruler?
Nabis,[*] Prince of the Spartans, sustained the attack of all Greece, and of a victorious Roman army, and against them he defended his country and his government; and for the overcoming of this peril it was only necessary for him to make himself secure against a few, but this would not have been sufficient had the people
With equal pleasure I have as often taken notice that Providence has been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people
-- a people
descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs, and who, by their joint counsels, arms, and efforts, fighting side by side throughout a long and bloody war, have nobly established general liberty and independence.
To honour father and mother, and from the root of the soul to do their will"--this table of surmounting hung another people
over them, and became powerful and permanent thereby.
Outside the kraal the people
were gathered, and their number was countless as the leaves upon the trees.
Even the judges, with all other officers of the Union, will, as in the several States, be the choice, though a remote choice, of the people
themselves, the duration of the appointments is equally conformable to the republican standard, and to the model of State constitutions The House of Representatives is periodically elective, as in all the States; and for the period of two years, as in the State of South Carolina.
I see that there are people
besides me who're only interested in Russia, and not in their Slavonic brethren.
They were chiefly laborers and seafaring men, together with many young apprentices, and all those idle people
about town who are ready for any kind of mischief.
For four months Macpherson wandered about the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, listening to the tales of the people
and writing them down.
Practically isolated from the rest of the world, the Fire People
must have here lived and prospered for a long time.
For if liberty and equality, as some persons suppose, are chiefly to be found in a democracy, it must be most so by every department of government being alike open to all; but as the people
are the majority, and what they vote is law, it follows that such a state must be a democracy.
This was an added advantage, for the reason that I found the white people
possessing a degree of culture and education that is not surpassed by many localities.