of laws which reached the case, or by the motives which a state of civilization supplies, they would inevitably result in a disregard of the rights of property, and a general depravation of morals.
They are without the latter, for they are uncivilized.
Hence the demands of their position must be met by laws appropriate to an uncivilized people.
The laws appropriate to a state of civilization, cooperating as they do with the motives supplied by that state, are not more than equal to the task of restraining the passions of civilized men. To rely upon them in the case of uncivilized men would be the grossest folly.
Hence if it were not our duty to share our political rights with such a people, dwelling upon our border, in a separate state, for a much stronger reason it is not our duty to do this for those dwelling in our midst.
If it is not our duty to do it, it cannot be their right to claim it; for rights and duties are always reciprocal.
But, on the contrary, for the same general reasons by which it becomes the duty of a civilized state to place all its minors under the despotism of parental control, as before defined, it is the duty of the state to place an uncivilized race which may chance to dwell within its borders, under a similar form of government.
This despotism need not be oppressive in the one case any more than in the other.
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