Quote by Alexander Hamilton

The fundamental source of all your errors, sophisms, and false reasonings, is a total ignorance of the natural rights of mankind. Were you once to become acquainted with these, you could never entertain a thought, that all men are not, by nature, entitled to a parity of privileges. You would be convinced, that natural liberty is a gift of the beneficent Creator, to the whole human race; and that civil liberty is founded in that; and cannot be wrested from any people, without the most manifest violation of justice. Civil liberty is only natural liberty, modified and secured by the sanctions of civil society. It is not a thing, in its own nature, precarious and dependent on human will and caprice; but it is conformable to the constitution of man, as well as necessary to the well-being of society.

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This quote emphasizes the importance of understanding and recognizing the natural rights of all individuals. It suggests that ignorance of these rights leads to errors and false reasoning. The quote argues that once one becomes acquainted with these natural rights, they would realize that all humans are entitled to equal privileges. It further states that natural liberty is a gift from a benevolent creator and that civil liberty is based on and cannot be taken away without a clear violation of justice. Civil liberty, according to the quote, is merely an extension and protection of natural liberty, essential for the well-being of society.

By Alexander Hamilton
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