An Essay on Professional Ethics

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Published: 1860
Language: English
Wordcount: 41,724 / 128 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 45.1
LoC Category: BJ
Downloads: 1,518
Added to site: 2007.08.21
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Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Essays
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abor, from whose accumulations all property grows--is by government itself, in the shape of taxation for objects not necessary for the common defence and general welfare. Men have a right not only to be well governed, but to be cheaply governed--as cheaply as is consistent with the due maintenance of that security, for which society was formed and government instituted. This, the sole legitimate end and object of law, is never to be lost sight of--security to men in the free enjoyment and development of their capacities for happiness--SECURITY--nothing less--but nothing more. To compel men to contribute of the earnings or accumulations of industry, their own or inherited, to objects beyond this, not within the legitimate sphere of legislation, to appropriate the money in the public treasury to such objects, is a perversion and abuse of the powers of government, little if anything short of legalized robbery. What is the true province of legislation, ought to be better understood. It is worth while to remark, t

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