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The James Wilson Institute has sought to recover, and to teach again, those anchoring truths that provided for the Founders the moral ground of the law.
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All men are by nature equal and free. No one has a right to any authority over another without his consent
— James Wilson, Considerations on the Nature and Extent of the Legislative Authority of the British Parliament, 1774