What does "the bonds of nature" mean?
"Carlisle’s point is that deposing a king breaks the bonds and laws of nature, defined and decreed by God."
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It isn't a common expression or an idiom, but what he's trying to say is that in the natural order of things, "as defined and decreed by God", there are things like family bonds, community bonds, things that unite a people and connect them to each other. When you dethrone a king, you are (according to him) breaking a bond between the concept of divinely-ordained royalty and the common people.
This whole statement is very over the top, the 'laws of nature' have nothing to do with who calls himself king, but that's what he is saying,