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  • True law is right reason in agreement with nature;...it summons to duty by its commands, and averts from wrongdoing by its prohibitions...It is a sin to try to alter this law, nor is it allowable to repeal any part of it, and it is impossible to abolish it entirely.

    "De Re Publica" by Marcus Tullius Cicero, translated by Clinton W. Keyes, Book III, Section (22), 1928.
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