While you looked so, I should be certain that whatever charter you might grant under coercion
, your first act, when released, would be to violate its conditions.
Wherefore when Kim, aching in every bone, opened his eyes, and would go to the cook-house to get his master's food, he found strong coercion
about him, and a veiled old figure at the door, flanked by the grizzled manservant, who told him very precisely the things that he was on no account to do.
Had he fallen back on threats, coercion
, sneers, all might have been different even yet.
These coercions define the spectrum that is bounded on one extreme by a setting of utopian peace and the on the other extreme by the offense to humanity that is chattel slavery.
The sole value of law is justice, and thus property law should only admit those property regimes that minimize coercion among the parties with conflicting claims.
Most accepted bases of property do indeed relate to the interaction of some actor and the physical world, and the differences in the conclusions of these theories from the action theory of property are few, but they can be clearly explained as the introduction of some form of coercion in the historical theory.
Its coercions may be justified, however, if they are confined to dealing (to a permissible extent) with illegitimate private coercers.
It is, of course, a monopoly of the use of coercion in the sense that no one else is permitted to use coercion without the government's approval, and the government is permitted (so it thinks) to use coercion against all if they try to do anything it disapproves, including using coercion privately even when it is for purposes the state does approve.
Murray noted that, as written, the Connecticut statute "quite overlooked" the contraceptive industry, which he described as "the real area where the coercions of law might, and ought to, be applied, at least to control an evil.
Religious freedom, according to the Declaration, is immunity from coercion in civil society.