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What does this mean: The spirit of moderation should also be the spirit of the lawgiver.?

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It means that laws should be neither too harrsh or too lienient.

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I interpret the statement to mean that when enacting laws governing society in general, the lawgiver should be cautious and not create laws "in the extreme". One of the worst things legislators (i.e. lawgivers) can do is create burdensome laws on the citizenry. This results in harsh treatment of the people, leading to resentment and frustration.

A good lawgiver is a thoughtful person enacting laws that serve the people not enslave them.