Montesquieu Quote

When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or in the same body of magistrates, there can be no liberty; because apprehensions may arise, lest the same monarch or senate should enact tyrannical laws, to execute them in a tyrannical manner.


Book XI, Chapter 6. - De l'Esprit des Lois (1748)

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When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or in the same body of magistrates, there can be no liberty; because...

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When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or in the same body of magistrates, there can be no liberty; because...

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When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or in the same body of magistrates, there can be no liberty; because...

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When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or in the same body of magistrates, there can be no liberty; because...