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Reply #5: Nonetheless PA used "inalienable" and VT used "unalienable" as adjectives in identical sentences. [View All]

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jody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 01:10 PM
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5. Nonetheless PA used "inalienable" and VT used "unalienable" as adjectives in identical sentences.
Both PA and VT meant the right in question could not be given away by a citizen and government did not have the authority to take away that right.

Of course we know governments do have the power to take away a natural right but that's not authority.

It's up to We the People to make certain government does not illegally use its power to take away natural, inalienable/unalienable rights.
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  -Parsing Pennsylvania and Vermont constitutions, 1776 and 1777. jody  Dec-05-07 10:44 AM   #0 
  - Inalienable and unalienable are not the same. Enjoyed the writeup - Thanks eom  Traveling_Home   Dec-05-07 10:57 AM   #1 
  - FindLaw Dictionary defines unalienable and inalienable as the same.  jody   Dec-05-07 03:53 PM   #3 
     - Here's my take...  Traveling_Home   Dec-06-07 12:54 PM   #4 
        - Nonetheless PA used "inalienable" and VT used "unalienable" as adjectives in identical sentences.  jody   Dec-06-07 01:10 PM   #5 
        - and their selection of words was deliberate and thoughtful ;-) n/t  Traveling_Home   Dec-06-07 01:33 PM   #6 
           - Deliberate and thoughtful but disagreement prevailed. I read of the controversy over the two words  jody   Dec-06-07 02:27 PM   #7 
           - Thanks for making me relook at inalienable vs unalienable. Thanks also to FindLaw with its  jody   Dec-06-07 11:01 PM   #9 
        - Webster's New Collegiate Dict, 2nd Ed.: "inalienable" -- "Incapable of being...  SteveM   Dec-06-07 03:36 PM   #8 
  - A very nice read, Jody. Cheers! This summarizes some of you points too..  jmg257   Dec-05-07 11:44 AM   #2 

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