To be sure, it is always possible for a person to turn his back on society and choose voluntary exile.
But Rousseau, as will be seen below, wants the state to take a severe attitude toward the dissatisfied citizen. With this swing of the balance was he not now granting too much to the state? Where is the good man who owes nothing to his country?
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