The State Derives Power and Authority from Individuals, Not Individuals from the State

Henry David Thoreau

“There will never be a really free and enlightened State until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly.” – American author and poet Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)


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