The Mystique of State Power

The Mystique of State Power

Governments and ideological movements, Rougier explained, wrap themselves in “mystiques” that serve as the rationales for claims to an ethical and legal right to rule.

Society Is Not a Family, Government Is Not a Parent

Society Is Not a Family, Government Is Not a Parent

The fact is, “society” is ultimately made up of individuals who, over centuries of slow and truly enlightened thought and controversy, have come to be considered to possess certain inherent and unalienable rights to life, liberty, and honestly acquired property under an appropriate system of an impartial and unbiased rule of law.