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First Principles: Civil Liberty Understood Consists In Protecting Individual Rights Through Society’s Constraints and Force

“Civil liberty, rightly understood, consists in protecting the rights of individuals by the united force of society: society cannot be maintained, and of course can exert no protection, without obedience to some sovereign power; and obedience is an empty name, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Sovereign Power Tends To Be Hostile To Those Seeking Restraint Of Its Operations

“There is in the nature of sovereign power an impatience of control, that disposes those who are invested with the exercise of it, to look with an evil eye upon all external attempts to restrain or direct its operations.” – … Continue reading

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