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    What does "that will to be rightful must be reasonable" mean?

    Does it mean "if that will wants to be rightful, it (that will) must be reasonable?"

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    All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression. Let us, then, fellow-citizens, unite with one heart and one mind.

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    Re: What does "that will to be rightful must be reasonable" mean?

    I see it as "if the will (of the majority) is to be considered rightful, then it must be reasonable."

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    Re: What does "that will to be rightful must be reasonable" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I see it as "if the will (of the majority) is to be considered rightful, then it must be reasonable."
    Thanks

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