Part 2: Police

Section 1: Cleanliness And Security

Police is the second general division of jurisprudence.

The cities that have the most police and the most regulations on it, do not always have the greatest security.

  • In England and France during the time of the feudal government, and as late as Queen Elizabeth’s reign, many retainers were kept idle about the noblemen’s houses to keep the tenants in awe.
  • The Paris nobility keep far more menial servants than ours.
  • In Glasgow, almost nobody has more than one servant.
  • Therefore on this principle, it is not so much the police that prevents the commission of crimes as the having as few persons as possible to live on others.
  • The establishment of commerce and manufactures brings about this independency.