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Declaration - Government must seek to strike a balance...

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Government must seek to strike a balance between order and liberty. The balance is incredibly difficult to achieve, as one cannot increase societal order without inherently limiting individual freedoms. The Declaration of the Rights of Man was an admiral attempt in firmly establishing civil liberties, but there were several provisions made that had the potential to limit French rights. Without these provisions, French life would tumble into eventual anarchy, thus it is vital that certain freedom-limiting rules be called into effect even if they go against the spirit of the Declaration of the Rights of Man. As the Declaration was set forth in the transition between absolute and constitutional monarchy, it follows that the majority of governmental power would still be centralized on the monarch. Provision 3 outlines this fact by stating, “no body and no individual may exercise authority which does not emanate expressly from the nation.” As the sole controller of the nation, the monarch then acquires the ability to assign and
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