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Unformatted text preview: Mr. Ballinger Reading Notes for Justice and the Law January 24, 2011 David Hume— Of the Origen of Government *Man establishes a political society to administer justice, without which there can be no peace, order, or human intercourse. * “Distribution of Justice” is the ultimate object of any government and is therefore reliant on judges. *Because humans are imperfect and apt to stray from the “paths of justice,” courts and judges are employed to enforce “obedience.” Yet, judges too, are fallible and are sometimes prone to partiality, injustice, and negligence. *People give their consent to the administration of justice and trust that laws are enforced impartially because judges and governors are supposedly endowed with the best qualities of valor, integrity, and prudence and therefore worthy of respect and confidence. *Yet, in all governments there is a struggle between liberty for the individual and the authority of the state. Everyone must sacrifice some liberty to advance society and government, but authority must be state....
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- Spring '11