Hor-Aha used justice and taxation to assert authority throughout Egypt's vast territory, and also to get people to accept it as legitimate, even morally right.

So about that spoiler: Where do you think I’m going to bring this up in Constitutional Law?
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(Of course, everything we’re covering in this whole history of government is going to come up in Con Law. That’s why I’m doing it. It’s one of those “before I can tell you that story, I have to tell you this story” things.)

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Join the conversation! There are now 6 comments on this chapter's page 99. Justice and Taxes: Legitimizing a Territorial Monarchy. What are your thoughts?
  1. Sean Work says

    But when are we going to get to the fireworks factory? (i.e. the 14th amendment)

    • There’s a few ways I could do this.

      Traditionally, Con Law is taught starting first with the role of the Judiciary before moving on to the powers of Congress and finally executive powers, with all the cool stuff like individual rights left way off in the distant future.

      I, on the other hand, am considering starting with a single chapter on the interplay between the Legislative and Executive branches, then hitting various individual rights in whatever order most logically presents the concepts.

      Alternatively, I’m considering starting right off the bat with the Bill of Rights and 14th Amendment, simply working in the various branches of government as those issues come up.

      When the time comes, I’m probably going to throw it out to my brilliant and incredibly good-looking Patreons to vote on.

      What do you think?

      • I like the last approach, as long as the essential conflict between the 10th and 14th amendments is covered.

  2. Mike Cody says

    I can see the last panel as a great lead-in to the 16th Amendment.

  3. B.J. says

    “Royal justice is Real justice.”

    I see what you did there.

    To answer the spoiler: It’s going to come up when the Articles of Confederation shift to the Constitution. Local elites were unable to develop legitimacy on their own and the Confederation Congress was useless, so they needed a central authority to collect taxes and deliver justice.

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