1994-08-31 - Re: Bad govt represents bad people?

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From: joshua geller <joshua@cae.retix.com>
To: jamesd@netcom.com
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UTC Datetime: 1994-08-31 18:28:03 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 31 Aug 94 11:28:03 PDT

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From: joshua geller <joshua@cae.retix.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 94 11:28:03 PDT
To: jamesd@netcom.com
Subject: Re: Bad govt represents bad people?
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>   Actually several solutions were discovered long ago.  After Athenian 
>   democracy self destructed, the various warring parties found that they 
>   could only have peace if they disowned omnipotent government.  They put 
>   together a peace agreement that in part proclaimed limits to government,  
>   in part acknowledged inherent limits to what was proper for governments 
>   to do and in part guaranteed that the government would not go beyond what 
>   it was proper for government to do, that the majority could not do 
>   as it pleased with the minority, that not any act of power was a law, 
>   that law was not merely whatever the government willed.

specifically what period are you referring to here?