Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Salus populi suprema lex esto

Translation: the good of the people is the highest law.

Also, FWIW, on the state seal of the Seal of Missouri.  And as many conservative cranks invoke it as otherwise.  But at least it doesn't say protection of private wealth is the highest law.

Found that tidbit along with much more interesting discussion of restoring social democracy in the USA on this blog post and comments initiated by John Quiggin.

Same commeter (StevenAtewell #37) invoked the latin:

sic utere tuo  (use yours without harming others).

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