Sunday, March 01, 2009

The highest duty of government is liberty

"The truth — as Lord Acton, John Stuart Mill, John Locke, and practically all those in our tradition who have thought carefully about what matters most in the organisation of political relations in society, have argued — is that the highest duty of government is the protection of our liberties. Manifestly, this is not how the present government thinks (or its predecessor thought). If they did, our liberties would be in a very different state of health now." —A.C. Grayling

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