The understanding, which makes us modern and civilised, and which the barbarians amidst us seek to destroy
We enter into the contract with ourselves in order to preserve ourselves,. The resultant entity does not own us, none of us. Rather each of us has the entity to serve each of us individually as well. The collective will is no more sacrosanct than any individual will. And none's interest can be sacrificed for the sake of any other. Any conflict between the collective and the individual will must be judged independently and with absolute parity. The exercise of paramount powers must be only on the basis of unavoidable or unalterable necessity for the sake of absolute common good. The construction of a highway is such a necessity and the land must be acquired for that. But in such cases, the person parting land must be compensated by regular royalty from the accruals from the road taxes.
Niraj Kumar Jha