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Single Idea 21078

[catalogued under 25. Society / B. The State / 3. Constitutions]

Full Idea

Changes for the better are necessary, in order that the constitution may constantly approach the optimum end prescribed by laws of right.

Gist of Idea

A constitution must always be improved when necessary

Source

Immanuel Kant (Perpetual Peace [1795], App 1)

A Reaction

This should be a clause in every constitution. It is crazy to feel trapped by a misjudgement or outdated view of your ancestors.

Book Reference

Kant,Immanuel: 'Political Writings', ed/tr. Reiss,Hans [CUP 1996], p.118