Common Law & Natural Rights

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WordBridge Publishing, Aug 1, 2009 - Law - 164 pages
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Common law is explored as the alternative to natural rights as a means of restricting state power. The separation of powers is weighed in the balance and found wanting as a brake on state power. The underlying root of this inability is discovered in the philosophy of natural rights. Natural rights gave birth to the separation of powers, but neither the former nor the latter has been able to restrain government. This failure is highlighted in detail, and the alternative means to the same end, the common law, is brought to the fore.
 

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Contents

The NaturalRights Basis
27
The CommonLaw Content
57
Battleground Economy
79
The Religious Root of the Social Question
93
The Quest for Atonement
109
Conclusion
125
Bibliography
145
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