In all tyrannical governments the supreme magistracy, or the right both of making and of enforcing the laws, is vested in one and the same man, or one and the same body of men; and wherever these two powers are united together, there can be no public liberty.
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Source Notes: Source: SIR WILLIAM BLACKSTONE, Commentaries on the Laws of England, 9th ed., book 1, chapter 2, p. 146 .
Sir William Blackstone, (July 10, 1723 February 14, 1780) was an English jurist and professor who produced the historical treatise on the common law called Commentaries on the Laws of England, first published in four volumes over 17651769. It had an extraordinary success, said to have brought the author 14,000, and still remains the best general history of the subject.