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" Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness; the former promotes our happiness ' positively by uniting our affections, the latter negatively by restraining our vices. The one encourages intercourse, the other creates distinctions.... "
The Political Works of Thomas Paine: Secretary for Foreign Affairs to the ... - Página 139
por Thomas Paine - 1826 - 425 páginas
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The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln

Sean Wilentz - 2006 - 1114 páginas
...vices. The one encourages intercourse, the other creates distinctions. . . . Society is in every state a blessing, but government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil. For Paine, government was rife with opportunities for the privileged few to oppress the many. Accordingly,...
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A History of Political Theories from Rousseau to Spencer

William Archibald Dunning - 2006 - 460 páginas
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The Selected Works of Tom Paine

Howard Fast - 2006 - 344 páginas
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The Literature Student's Survival Kit: What Every Reader Needs to Know

Ian Littlewood - 2006 - 298 páginas
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Of Thee I Speak: A Collection of Patriotic Quotes, Essays, and Speeches

2006 - 254 páginas
...will ever bring out of the Presidency the reputation which carries him into it.— Thomas Jefferson Society in every state is a blessing, but government,...necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.— Thomas Paine 145 The right to vote is not just any ordinary right — it is the essential, defining...
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Dopo la certezza: il diritto in equilibrio tra giustizia e democrazia

Gianluigi Palombella - 2006 - 248 páginas
...difficile concepire, a loro 15 TH. PAINE, Common Sense (1776), Dover Publications, Mineola 1997, p. 3. [«Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil [...]. Government like dress is thè badge of lost innocence; thè palaces of kings are built on thè...
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Liberty: God's Gift to Humanity

Chana B. Cox - 2006 - 302 páginas
...primary reason for existence is to coerce obedience to natural law. As Tom Paine puts it in Common Sense, "Society in every state is a blessing, but Government,...even in its best state, is but a necessary evil." Government coercion always represents a threat to liberty and in particular to that most important...
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The Age of Reason

R. B. Mowat - 2006 - 352 páginas
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro - 2006 - 1067 páginas
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Political Theory

VD Mahajan - 2006 - 910 páginas
...have a limited scope and sphere of functions. To quote him. "While society in any state is a blessing, government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil: in its worst state, an intolerable one". Nock According to Nock, the power of the state is not original but derived from the power of society....
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