Laws of Kentucky: Comprehending Those of a General Nature Now in Force, and which Have Been Acted on by the Legislature Thereof : Together with a Copious Index and a List of Local Or Private Acts, with the Dates of the Sessions at which They Were Passed : to which is Prefixed the Constitution of the United States, with the Amendments, the Act of Separation from the State of Virginia and the Constitution of Kentucky, Volume 1
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Page lx - That the printing presses shall be free to every person who undertakes to examine the proceedings of the legislature or any branch of government : and no law shall ever be made to restrain the right thereof. The free communication of thoughts and opinions is one of the invaluable rights of man ; and every citizen may freely speak, write and print on any subject, being responsible for the abuse of that liberty.
Page lx - In prosecutions for the publication of papers, investigating the official conduct of officers, or men in a public capacity, or where the matter published is proper for public information, the truth thereof may be given in evidence ; and, in all indictments for libels, the jury shall have a right to determine the law and the facts, under the direction of the court, as in other cases.
Page lxxi - Representative, who, at the time of his election, is not a citizen of the United States ; nor any one who has not been, for two years next preceding his election, an inhabitant of this State, and, for one year next preceding his election, an inhabitant of the county or district, whence he may be chosen.
Page xxv - The friends of our country have long seen and desired that the power of making war, peace, and treaties, that of levying money and regulating commerce, and the correspondent executive and judicial authorities, should be fully and effectually vested in the General Government of the Union...
Page xlviii - He may require information, in writing, from the officers in the executive department, upon any subject relating to the duties of their respective offices ; and shall see that the laws are faithfully executed.
Page lix - That all power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority and instituted for their peace, safety and happiness.
Page lxiii - To guard against transgressions of the high powers which we have delegated, WE DECLARE, that every thing in this article is excepted out of the general powers of government, and shall forever remain inviolate; and that all laws contrary thereto, or contrary to this constitution, shall be void.
Page xxvii - Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press ; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government...