Political Status of Puerto Rico: Hearings Before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred First Congress, First Session, on S. 710, S. 711, and S. 712 ....
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1989
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Stranica 292 - When a majority is included in a faction, the form of popular government, on the other hand, enables it to sacrifice to its ruling passion or interest, both the public good and the rights of other citizens. To secure the public good and private rights against the danger of such a faction, and at the same time to preserve the spirit and the form of popular government, is then the great object to which our inquiries are directed.
Stranica 615 - Nothing in the foregoing paragraphs shall be construed as authorizing or encouraging any action which would dismember or impair, totally or in part, the territorial integrity, or political unity of sovereign and independent States conducting themselves in compliance with the principle of equal rights and selfdetermination of peoples as described above and thus possessed of a government representing the whole people belonging to the territory without distinction as to race, creed or colour.
Stranica 322 - ... drawn between one welfare and another, between particular and general. Where this shall be placed cannot be known through a formula in advance of the event. There is a middle ground or certainly a penumbra in which discretion is at large. The discretion, however, is not confided to the courts. The discretion belongs to congress, unless the choice is clearly wrong, a display of arbitrary power, not an exercise of judgment.
Stranica 329 - The tax is uniform when it operates with the same force and effect in every place where the subject of it is found.
Stranica 328 - The civil rights and political status of the native inhabitants of the territories hereby ceded to the United States shall be determined by Congress.
Stranica 421 - The right to life, liberty and the enjoyment of property is recognized as a fundamental right of man. The death penalty shall not exist No person shall be deprived of his liberty or property without due process of law. No person in Puerto Rico shall be denied the equal protection of the laws No laws impairing the obligation of contracts shall be enacted.
Stranica 76 - He becomes a member of the society, possessing all the rights of a native citizen, and standing, in the view of the Constitution, on the footing of a native. The Constitution does not authorize Congress to enlarge or abridge those rights.
Stranica 56 - That the statutory laws of the United States not locally inapplicable, except as hereinbefore or hereinafter otherwise provided, shall have the same force and effect in Puerto Rico as in the United States...
Stranica 255 - We consider as determining factors in our life our citizenship of the United States of America and our aspiration continually to enrich our democratic heritage in the individual and collective enjoyment of its rights and privileges...
Stranica 340 - The Constitution was framed under the dominion of a political philosophy less parochial in range. It was framed upon the theory that the peoples of the several States must sink or swim together, and that in the long run prosperity and salvation are in union and not division.