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A Letter to Grover Cleveland

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Published: 1886
Language: English
Wordcount: 56,491 / 174 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 44.3
LoC Category: JK
Downloads: 321
Added to site: 2011.06.27
mnybks.net#: 30260
Genre: Non-fiction
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r name, is capable, is the protection of each and every individual in the quiet and peaceful enjoyment and exercise of all his own natural, inherent, inalienable, individual "rights." This is a "good" that comes home to each and every individual, of whom "the public" is composed. It is also a "good," which each and every one of these individuals, composing "the public," can appreciate. It is a "good," for the loss of which governments can make no compensation whatever. It is a universal and impartial "good," of the highest importance to each and every human being; and not any such vague, false, and criminal thing as the lawmakers--when violating private rights--tell us they are trying to accomplish, under the name of "the public good." It is also the only "equal and exact justice," which you, or anybody else, are capable of securing, or have any occasion to secure, to any human being. Let but this "equal and exact justice" be secured "to all men," and they will then be abundantly ab

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