If individuals be not influenced by moral principles…




If individuals be not influenced by moral principles…

If individuals be not influenced by moral principles… --James Madison

If individuals be not influenced by moral principles; it is in vain to look for public virtue; it is, therefore, the duty of legislators to enforce, both by precept and example, the utility, as well as the necessity of a strict adherence to the rules of distributive justice.

James Madison

Year: 1789
Context: Response to George Washington's first Inaugural Address
Tags: distributive justice, moral principles, precept, public virtue



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