Aquinas on the state and its limitations

Source: The Jolly Libertarian
by Marco den Ouden

“The word law (lex), [Aquinas] notes, ‘is derived from ligare (to bind), because it binds one to act.’ More specifically, ‘law is a rule and measure of acts, whereby man is induced to act or is restrained from acting.’ Law, to be effective, ‘needs to be in accord with some rule of reason.’” (01/01/19)

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