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[714d] or any other government—even a tyrant—if it has gained the mastery, will of its own accord set up laws with any other primary aim than that of securing the permanence of its own authority?

Certainly not.

Then the lawgiver will style these enactments “justice,” and will punish every transgressor as guilty of injustice.

That is certainly probable.

So these enactments will thus and herein always constitute justice.

That is, at any rate, what the argument asserts.

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