Socialism and American ideals

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Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,257 / 44 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51.6
LoC Category: HX
Downloads: 469
Added to site: 2005.12.10
mnybks.net#: 12179
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Politics, Essays
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itain or of those countries where the English Common Law prevails.

Whether in democratic France, Italy, Belgium or Norway, or in autocratic Germany or Austria-Hungary, the government is considered as in a sense coming down from above. It is believed, and taught, that government exists by divine right and that it has per se its own position and rightful place of domination. That it exists for itself, and not as a means to an end. But in Great Britain, the United States, and also in the British self-governing colonies, as compared with this, the whole order of things is upside down, so to speak. We believe that all governments arise from the people, that they should derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and that they are merely an instrumentality to help the people to help themselves--to protect them in their inherent, inborn right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Also the government should act upon the principle of the greatest good of the greatest number as a test when th

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