Jean Domat

Jean Domat
Jean Domat
  • Born: November 30, 1625
  • Died: March 14, 1696
  • Nationality: French
  • Profession: Jurist

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Among the rights that the laws give the sovereign should be included [the right] to display all the signs of grandeur and majesty necessary to make manifest the authority and dignity of such wide-ranging and lofty power, and to impress veneration for it upon the minds of all subjects. Leaders & Leadership
Since all people do not do their duty and some, on the contrary, commit injustices, for the sake of keeping order in society, injustices and all enterprises against this order must be repressed: which was possible only through authority given to some over others, and which made government necessary. Justice & Injustice
There is no one who is not convinced of the importance of good order in the state and who does not sincerely wish to see that state well ordered in which he has to live. ;, .d. justice;, .d. order;, .d. managing government;, .d. State;, .d. progress;, There is no one who is not convinced of the importance of good order in the state and who does not sincerely wish to see that state well ordered in which he has to live. Management & Managing Government
This obedience to him who governs should be considered as obedience to the power of God Himself, Who has instituted [the prince] as His lieutenant .... Religion & God
We may add as a last duty of the sovereign, which follows from the first and includes all the others, that although his power seems to place him above the law, no one having the right to call him to account, nevertheless he should observe the laws as they may apply to him. And he is obliged to do this not only in order to set a good example to his subjects and make them love their duty, but because his sovereign power does not exempt him from his own duty, and his station requires him to prefer the general good of the state to his personal interests, and it is a glory for him to look upon the general good as his own. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement

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