Ordaining Laws in Favor of One Part of the Nation is the Most Erroneous and Mistaken Policy

Benjamin Franklin

“The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled to, and ought to enjoy.” –Benjamin Franklin, Emblematical Representations, 1774

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