Monthly Archives: April 2013

To Prevent Crimes… To Punish Them, The Noble End and Aim of Jurisprudence

James Wilson

James Wilson

“To prevent crimes, is the noblest end and aim of criminal jurisprudence. To punish them, is one of the means necessary for the accomplishment of this noble end and aim.” — James Wilson

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I Tremble for My Country When I Reflect that God is Just!

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

“I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that His justice cannot sleep forever: that, considering numbers, nature, and natural means only, a revolution of the wheel of fortune, an exchange of situation, is among possible events: that it may become probable by supernatural interference! The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in such a contest.” — Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 18, 1782

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