The Future Commonwealth

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byAlbert Chavannes

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892. Excerpt: ... that our economic condition 13 the logical outcome of our present religious belief, and that both must change together if any progress is achieved. In the sixteenth Chapter, I have, very briefly and inadequately, tried to espress my views as to the spirit which will animate the coming generations and control the enactment of their laws. Every thinking person must acknowledge that nations are growing more sympathetic and less quarrelsome, and that a spirit of leniency is replacing the "eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth" doctrine of olden times. In proof thereof I can point to the exemption clauses in the laws for the collection of debts, and the growing tendency to compel arbitration in cases of disputes between employers and their laborers. Both exemption and enforced arbitration are steps away from exact justice and natural rights, and are the result of a sympathetic desire to help those who are defeated in the battle of life. It is true that the American people, as a nation, have as much faith as ever in the efficacy of the law as a moral regulator, but among their best men the feeling is growing that people cannot be made moral by law, and other nations have progressed beyond us in this direction.. I have not touched upon the population question, and have said but a word about the marriage relation, not because I do not recognize their importance in the solution of the social problems, but because they are not as fundamental as the question of religious beliefs. Yet I wish to put myself on record here as believing that the tendency of the times is toward educating the individuals so as to enable them to fulfil their duties as citizens in si satisfactory manner without the need of state control, and that the coming generations will be able to allow i...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892. Excerpt: ... that our economic condition 13 the logical outcome of our present religious belief, and that both must change together if any ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217083781

ISBN - 13:9780217083782

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