The Growth of Individualism [Journal Article] by Edward McPherson


“So thorough has become the importance of the Individual, that the supremacy of law over royal power is now an established rule in England, and every individual has the right to resist an illegal act against his person or property, by whomsoever attempted. The right of Freedom of Debate in Parliament, and the immunity of the representative from all answer elsewhere, long contested by the King, were ultimately wrested from him, as also the Freedom of the Press and the personal Freedom of legislators — valuable principles without which free government is impossible, and every invasion of which, upon however specious pretexts, should be sternly resisted.” — Edward McPherson

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate: Some subject matter knowledge helpful.

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  • Lutheran Library edition first published: 2021
  • Copyright: CC BY 4.0