Quote of the Day 4-24-15 (Leo Tolstoy)

Posted: April 25, 2015 in Quotations
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“Laws are rules established by men who are in control of organized violence for the nonfulfillment of which those who do not fulfill them are subjected to personal injuries, the loss of liberty, and even capital punishment.

“In this definition is contained the answer to the question as to what gives men the power to establish laws. What gives them the power to establish laws is the same thing which secures obedience to them — organized violence.”

–Leo Tolstoy, The Slavery of Our Times

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