Lectures, Discussions, and Proceedings Volume 48

Lectures, Discussions, and Proceedings Volume 48

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...of the laws 'of the State; but these duties are temporary and occasional, and pass away with the doing of them. But the paramount obligation of the State to provide for the education of each and every succeeding generation, grows out of an imperative and never-ending duty. If the ground and. reason of this duty be demanded of us, we have only to answer, that it arises out of the correlative right possessed by the State to do, and require to be done, whatever is necessary for its orderly development and its highest good. And for these purposes the State is clothed with powers which it cannot-omit to exercise, without moral guilt, any more than the individual citizen can neglect to employ the facilities with which he is endowed for his own welfare, and that of those with m he is associated in the various relations of life. Few, it is among the commonplaces of the subject to remark, that education tends to diminish or prevent vice and crime and consequent poverty, three formidable evils which imperil the safety and welfare of the State. And therefore, from the simplest application of the law of self-defence or self-preservation, arise the right and duty on the part of the State to provide for that kind and degree of education which will most effectually guard the State from the consequences of these primal and destructive evils. But the right and duty of the State to furnish the means of education to the people are not to be measured and limited by the law of self-preservation alone. It is not enough to teach the child to avoid vice; he must be taught what virtue is, and how to practise That would be a very defective system of education which should expose the wickedness of crime, but fail to make manifest the beauty of loyalty to the State, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236856805
  • 9781236856807