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Quote from Sir Richard John Cartwright,

"I think that every true reformer, every real friend of liberty, will agree with me in saying that if we must erect safeguards, they should be rather for the security of the individual than of the mass, and that our chiefest care must be to train the majority to respect the rights of the minority, to prevent the claims of the few from being trampled under foot by the caprice or passion of the many."


Sir Richard John Cartwright (more quotes by Sir Richard John Cartwright or books by/about Sir Richard John Cartwright)

(1835-1912) Canadian Member of Parliament and Senator


in the Legislative Assembly, Canada, March 9, 1865; reproduced in Janet Ajzenstat, Paul Romney, Ian Gentles, and William D. Gairdner (Eds.), Canada’s Founding Debates (Toronto: Stoddart, 1999), p. 19.


Canada, Collectivist, Individual Rights, Security


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