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what does "government of laws not of men" mean?

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    A government of laws means that we are governed by laws, especially the Constitution. Following these laws leads to a fair and equitable treatment of the people. A government of men means that people govern. Because men are different from each other and not always rational or fair, they may produce an unfair or irrational government.

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    It means that the citizens of the country must follow the LAWS of that country, not their own whims.

    This is the reason why vigilantism ( http://www.answers.com/vigilante ) isn't tolerated, even if the public agrees with whatever's been done. And that's only one example.

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