The Principles of Argument

The Principles of Argument

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...evil would be incurred, were it removed. I therefore ask: What can be that greater evil which can be stated to overbalance the one in question? I know of no evil that ever has existed, nor can imagine any evil to exist, worse than the tearing of eighty thousand persons annually from their native land, by a combination of the most civilized nations in the most enlightened quarter of the globe, --but more especially by that nation which calls herself the most _free and most happy of them all." 11 The ultimate authority for legal principles is the authority of conscience. "If the origin of the principles of the common law is to be traced beyond their practical existence, they seem to originate from conscience, i.e., from the same power which has made the majority of all free men of all ages and languages to have a perception of that-which they feel to be jU.St." 1 4 "Every general proposition laid down by judges, 'as a principle of law, as distinguished from an enactment by statute, is the statement of some ethical principle of right and wrong applied to circumstances arising in real life." Is The laws of a country are, so far as they go, the expression of the collective moral sense or conscience of the community as to what is right and whato is wrong, and are authoritative for the citizens of that country, whether declared by statutory enactments or by judicial decisions. The principles of Equity, according to the old doctrine of the Court of Chancery, were said to flow from the King's Conscience, and the Chancellor who declared them was the mouth-piece of the King, or as it was expressed, the Keeper of the King's Conscience. 13. Pitt: Speech on the Slave Trade. 14. Sir W. Erle: Law of Trade Unions, more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236991753
  • 9781236991751