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Quote from James Wilson,

"Government, in my humble opinion, should be formed to secure and to enlarge the exercise of the natural rights of its members; and every government, which has not this in view, as its principal object, is not a government of the legitimate kind."


James Wilson (more quotes by James Wilson or books by/about James Wilson)

(1742-1798) Member of Continental Congress, signed Declaration of Independence; U.S. Supreme Court Justice and delegate from Pennsylvania


Lectures on Law, 1791


Founder, Government, Protection, Rights, Integrity, Honor


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