Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette Quote

When the government violates the people's rights, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensable of duties.


Speech to the Constituent Assembly (20 February 1790), as quoted in Famous Sayings and their Authors (1906) edited by Edward Latham

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When the government violates the people's rights, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights...

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When the government violates the people's rights, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights...

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When the government violates the people's rights, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights...

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When the government violates the people's rights, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights...