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In other words, nature seeks a type, and this tendency is more potent than sumptuary laws or the restraints of society and trade.
Sumptuary laws, compulsory military service, and a strong civic religion would overcome the divisive effects of private interests.
Sumptuary laws are instances of legislative departure from the proper province of government.

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