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Q: "Most bad government has grown out of too much government."—Thomas Jefferson In at least two paragraphs, discuss the meaning of this quote in relation to one of the following principles:
limited government, natural rights, separation of powers, or checks and balances. (10 points)
A: It's a call to classical 19th Century Liberalism, the Liberalism of Mill's Harm Principle. In essence it is an expression of the idea that Government should do what is necessary to prevent harm to people from others but no more. [ It may not under this doctrine, for example, be allowed to prevent people harming themselves. It may criminalise murder but it may not criminalise suicide. It may
criminalise rape but it may not criminalise any consensual sex. It was a fairly popular idea at the time especially among the new Republics like the USA and France. Natural law or the law of nature is a theory that posits the existence of a law whose content is set by nature and that therefore has validity everywhere. Civil law is a legal system inspired by Roman law, [ [ the primary feature of which is that laws are written into a collection, codified, and not (as in common law) determined by judges ] ] ]
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