Ideas from 'Declaration of the Rights of Man' by Mirabeau and committee [1789], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Les Philosophes' (ed/tr Torrey,Norman L.) [Perigee 1980,399-50131-2]].

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25. Society / B. The State / 1. Purpose of a State
The purpose of society is to protect the rights of liberty, property, security and resistance
25. Society / B. The State / 2. State Legitimacy / e. General will
The law expresses the general will, and all citizens can participate
25. Society / B. The State / 3. Constitutions
There is only a constitution if rights are assured, and separation of powers defined
25. Society / D. Social Rights / 1. Legal Rights / c. Property rights
Property is a sacred right, breached only when essential, and with fair compensation
25. Society / D. Social Rights / 2. Social Freedom / b. Freedom of belief
No one should be molested for their opinions, if they do not disturb the established order
25. Society / D. Social Rights / 2. Social Freedom / c. Free speech
Free speech is very precious, and everyone may speak and write freely (but take responsibility for it)
25. Society / D. Social Rights / 3. Social Equality / b. Political equality
All citizens are eligible for roles in the state, purely on the basis of merit
25. Society / E. State Functions / 3. Taxation
Everyone must contribute to the state's power and administration, in just proportion