Remonstrance


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REMONSTRANCE. A petition to a court, or deliberative or legislative body, in which those who have signed it request that something which it is in contemplation to perform shall not be done.

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It is ironical that three stabbings in London streets can release a violent remonstrance from President Donald Trump against the mayor of London, but the death of one million Afghans either way does not ruffle his blond quiff.
Each guarded remonstrance, each fiery invective, each burst of indignation must rest on some basis of respect and deference towards the depository, for the time being, of every great constitutional function.
In an early Octoberbriefing given to Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda, a confident Wapda chairman assured that construction work on the two major damswasall set to begin in the first and second quarters of 2019.Towards the end of December the government decided toinaugurate the Mohmand Dam.A date was announced for the PM and CJ Nisar to jointly lay the foundation stone, then arbitrarily changed by the government leading to a remonstrance from the later who was also involved in fund raisingand was then nearing retirement.
This last option is known as a waiver of remonstrance a property owner agrees not to remonstrate against creation of a local improvement district requiring owners to contribute a proportional share to stated road improvements.
In response to the Henry bill, Madison wrote one of the great classics of religious freedom--the "Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments." It's a list of fifteen reasons why no one should be forced to pay a church tax-and its arguments still resonate today.
For example, remonstrance (jian) is central to Confucian thinking about improving government, and discussion of it might have strengthened the chapter on Thoreau.
This happened after Brent benchmark prices topped $80 this week, a development that sparked a remonstrance from India.
Remonstrance that "the forbearance of our laws to intermeddle with
The significance of Brownson's assertion of the freedom of the church should be compared to the widely cited defense of conscience rights found in James Madison's "Memorial and Remonstrance against Religious Assessments." Madison's claim here is absolute and a powerful bulwark against state interference with religious belief.
It demonstrably did so, moreover, in a faithful French translation, published, according to its title, in the following month with no indication of publisher or place of publication: Remonstrance faicte [...] sur les practiques d'Aubigny, au Moys d'Octobre.
Accessible Archives added Part IV: Western Women's Suffrage, which contains The New Citizen (1909-1912) and Western Woman Voter (1911-1913), both published in Seattle, and PART V: The Remonstrance: An Anti-Suffrage Periodical, 1890-1913, the official publication of the Massachusetts Association Opposed to the Further Extension of Suffrage to Women, to its Women's Suffrage collection.
Madison penned the "Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments." In this context, "assessment" means "tax," and Madison's document is a list of 15 reasons why no one should have to pay church taxes.