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1822 July 16
Constitut. Code RationaleSupreme Operative
1 Monarchy

not error.

Supreme Operative
95 or 1. +
Quantity of misrule givens
question in what proportion
the result of sinister
interest, i.e. of the will, in
what the result of intellectual
prejudice inaptitude etc. i. e. of the

Not unnatural immaterial is the
answer with a view to

96 or 2. +
Answer. To sinister interest
now, whether or not
originally; preservation,
yes: whether or not creation.

97 or 3. +
True, for creation and
preservation of what is
absurd and mischievous,
intellectual weakness has
always existed sufficient
to account for absurdity
even palpably detrimental
to the interest of the
But so has sinister interest.

98 or 4. +
Many are the cases in
which what has to a first
view appeared the result
of weakness, has on a
second been found to
result from sinister

Generally interest has
been the cause in the
minds of the _____ governors;
weakness in do of
the subject multitude.

99 or 5. +
For preserving whatsoever
is called mischievous or
absurd, or both, one general
reason suffices. To
justify the abolition, you
must call in reason:
you must refer to greatest
happiness principle,
you must thus admitt
the applicability of it.

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Supreme Operative
+ 99 or 5 contind.
But by homage paid to
this principle, you put
a weapon into adversary's
hands: with it, he
will make war on your
whole system: on all the
mischievous and absurd
arrangements from whence
your sinister interest
derives its profit.

100 or 6. +
By every attempt to take
it from him you would
display such inconsistency
as to render the corruptness
of your government
still more manifest.

101 or 7. +
Be this the rule for practice.
By sinister interest
is produced every
mischievous arrangement.
In few if any instances
will the position be false
in theory: in none
pernicious in practice.
1. Not so, the opposite.
Assume this, the
rule, is keep on arguing.
This you may do for ever,
and no good be ever

102 or 8. +
2. Further evil consequence.
Seeing you admitt tho
can do no otherwise.
Practical result you
continue arguing for ever;
they continue hearing
for ever: thus the mischief
continues for ever without

Had the true cause been
known to them, they might
have advanced the
remedy ag<hi rend="superscript">st the authors of
the evil by acting on their

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Supreme Operative
103 or 9. +
This is not generally seen.
No Wonder. What talent there
is, is employed in concealing

104 or 10. +
Example of the mischief of
imputing to false judgment
the result of sinister interest:
ascribing to false
judgment, of necessity, to
defence against foreign
aggression, the excess in
Military Establishments.

105 or 11. +
J. B.'s quondam supposition —
sole cause of the
excess in the military force
universally kept up by King's
fear of foreign aggression.
International proposition
thought to have been grounded
upon it. Reduce your
armies to the minimum
consistent with the keeping
up the same
as the present.

106 or 12. +
Real cause, sinister interest:
viz. as promoted by the
following characters in
which military establishment,
a maximum in
quantity renders to the
Monarch Service.
1. Instrument of defence
and offence to King against
people — defence of the country
against its inhabitants.
2. Of defence to Monarch's
favorites and instruments
against people's resistance
to depredation and oppression
and vengeance at
their hands.
3. Toy, to play with.
4. Instrument for gratification
of vanity and production
of admiration &
respect in foreigners,
Kings and subjects.

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107 or 13. +
Monarchy continuing in
vigor, pernicious the
proposal of any plan of
extensive usefulness. It
includes an implied persuasion
that ruler's interest
is in agreement with
people's do, disposition and
desire accordant: whereas
the interests being
opposite, the disposition
is impossible
Stronger than can be
conveyed by direct assertion
is this proof of the
persuasion: since he
who gives it acts upon

108 or 14. +
Well known to the
Whigs is this
impossibility of good, and the
cause it. Shew them
any thing good, ask
whether you shall propose
it to administration,
their answer is no.
It being good, the
administration will not
adopt it: we in their
place should. The first
assertion is true: the
other false: neither the
power could they have
nor the will.

Identifier: | JB/038/133/001
"JB/" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 38.



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