'...as machines which require the most workmanship may be stopped or disordered by the defect of a single nail or wheel: so the error or offence of one man puts the rational system or society of mankind out of order. Any person, by almost one single free act, may destroy a house or ship, nay a city or a fleet, by fire or wreck. Any king or governor can, by an easy and free act, overwhelm whole nations with war, rapine, slaughter and villany.


'God does not permit any bad elections, but such as may be reconciled with the good of the whole system, and has digested and order'd everything in such a manner, that these very faults and vices shall tend to the good of the whole.' - William King, An Essay on the Origin of Evil

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