First Principles: All Governments Eventually Go Back To Their First Principles

“There is not in the whole science of politics a more solid or a more important maxim than this — that of all governments, those are the best, which, by the natural effect of their constitutions, are frequently renewed or drawn back to their first principles.”

James Wilson, Lectures on Law, 1791

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