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It makes no sense for a people to give its government powers that are outside its competence, and it makes no sense to talk about constitutional design on the assumption that government will always exercise its power intelligently and beneficently.
Critiques like Hoffman's have not been echoed loudly in the intervening decade, perhaps because drug courts "work" and have been adopted rapidly across the country, leading to the impression that therapeutic jurisprudence is operating benignly and beneficently.
This I say, Sancho, that thou attribute not the favour thou hast received to thine own merits, but give thanks to heaven that disposes matters beneficently, and secondly thanks to the great power the profession of knight-errantry contains in itself).
On the edge of the picturesque Warwickshire village of Berkswell stands Berkswell Hall, smiling beneficently down upon its lake and parkland.
Finally, "[a]s the Supreme Court has recognized, Congress intended [section] 1983 to be 'liberally and beneficently construed' so that it might effectively 'protect human liberty and human rights.
I was directly across from the rabbi now, smiling beneficently in his direction, glowing with acceptance of the world he and I so improbably shared, enjoying the feeling of invisible visibility--of being invisible to those who had known me by virtue of finally being visible as myself--that so often had plunged me into despair.
Vattimo tells us that one reason that Christians should beneficently welcome secularization is because the drifting away from an apparently "sacral core" is the way in which God's kenosis continues to realize itself in history, overcoming, in the process, the originary violence associated with the "natural sacred" (BE, 48).
In 'To Almystrea, once Marissa has described her own personal process of enlightenment resulting from her taking counsel from Astell's 'Virtues', she guides the reader to the broader benefits of encountering Astell's 'Tract Divine', and so beneficently leads them through her text to Astell's.
Silverthorne's presentation of the letter is for the most part accurate until she substitutes "small black children wearing garments handed down to them by whites" for "little black darkeys, oh, very black, with outgrown white garments:' The alteration elides both Jewett's pejorative and her emphatic repetition of their visible blackness and injects a philanthropic tone absent from Jewett's original letter, which does not speculate that the children's clothing was beneficently "handed down" by whites.
What that even higher love might be is indicated by the fact that the Elder Statesman beneficently marrying different loves is not only Claverton but also the play of which he is the eponym; "The Elder Statesman," just like Oedipus at Colonus, is both protagonist and play.
Mark Twain could not have produced an anti-imperialistic essay like "To the Person Sitting in Darkness" (to mention just one example) without a clear sense of how thoughtlessly people pursue self-interest while claiming, and even believing, that they act beneficently.