The Legislative Assembly was the first manifestation of a revolutionary government in France. What is meant by "revolutionary government" cannot be explained unless "legitimate government" is first defined. A legitimate government is a government in which power is granted and administered in accordance with long-established principles and rules that are agreed to by the large majority and exercised by unanimous consent, without elimination of the right of debate.
France was, in 1789, a long-established legitimate monarchy. No one contested the right of the royal family to embody the power of government. The discontent which led to the convocation of the Estates-General never ques