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 certain natural inalienable rights, which a government of limited
 powers must not infringe upon:
 It must be conceded that there are such
 rights in every free government beyond the
 control of the States_ A government which
 recognized no such rights, which held the
 lives, the liberty and the property of its
 citizen subject at all times to the absolute
 disposition and unlimited control of even the
 most democratic depository of power, is after
 all but a despotism. It is true it is a
 despotism of the many, of the majorityp if
 you choose to call it so, but it is
 nonetheless a despotism. It maF well be
 doubted if a man is to hold all that he is
 accustomed to call his owns all in which he
 has placed his happiness_ and the security of
 which is essential to that happiness, under
 the unlimited dominion of others, whether it
 is not wiser that this power should be
 exercised by one man than by many°
 The theory of our government, state and
 national, is opposed to the deposit of
 unlimited power anywhere. The executivef the
 legislative and the judicial bral]ches of
 these governments are all of limited and
 defined powers°
 There are limitations on such power which
 grow out of the essential nature of all free
 governments. Implied reservations of
 individual rights, without which the social
 compact could not exist, and which are
 respected by all governments entitled to
 7Savings and LoaI_Association v_ Ci<_fT 5oeka, 87 U.S. (20
 Wall ) 655, 662_ 22 S Ct 4 _
 o . ° 5_,, 461 (1875), see also Kent v_
 D ulle_, 357 U.S. 116, 125, 78 So Ct. 1113 (1958).

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