The James Wilson Institute on Natural Rights and the American Founding

Board of Scholars

 

The JWI Board of Scholars is a collection of the most devoted regular attendees of our Senior Seminars.  These leading scholars offer informal advice for the topics to be discussed at future Senior Seminars. Additionally, these scholars identify intellectual "fellow travelers" who see the restoration of Natural Law as key to informing the work of lawyers, judges, and legal scholars.

Anchoring Truths
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Anchoring Truths - a James Wilson Institute project
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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Government, in my humble opinion, should be formed to secure and to enlarge the exercise of natural rights of its members, and every government, which has not this in view, as its principal object, is not a government of the legitimate kind.
— James Wilson, Lectures on Law, 1790