30 March 2011

The prerogatives of authority

Duties are the obligations not of subjects but of sovereigns, of those who are in charge of themselves. 
Rights and duties both fall on a citizenry in their capacity to dictate and to dispatch the prerogatives of authority, which is to say the deployment of power to some common purpose in the corporate interest. 
When a subject performs a duty, they are performing it not as a subject but as a sovereign.

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