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BOOK I

"Yes."
" Are the rulers in the several states infallible, or are they liable to err ?"
" Unquestionably," he said, "they are liable to err?"
" Then when they attempt to legislate, do they make some laws well and others ill?"
" I think they do."
" And right legislation, it seems, secures the advantage of the rulers, and wrong legislation the reverse, does it not?"
" Undoubtedly."
" And whatever they have enacted their subjects must observe, and this is justice?"
" Yes, doubtless."
" Then, according to your argument, it is not only just to do what is for the advantage of the stronger, but also the opposite, what is not for his advantage."
" What do you mean?" he said.
" Just what you mean, I think. But let us examine more carefully. Has it not been admitted that the rulers when they command their subjects to do certain things sometimes miss their own highest interests, and that it is just for the subjects to do what the rulers command? Has not this been admitted?"
" I at least think so," he said.
" Then you must think still further; I continued, that you have also admitted the justice of acting contrary to the interests of the ruling and the stronger body, whenever the rulers unwittingly command what is an injury to themselves, and you at the same time maintain that it is just for the inferior class to do what their superiors have commanded.

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