John LockeJohn Locke, (1632-1704) English philosopher and political theorist

John Locke Quote

“Self-defence is a part of the law of nature; nor can it be denied the community, even against the king himself...”

John LockeJohn Locke
~ John Locke

Second Treatise on Civil Government, 390 §. 233 (1690)

Ratings and Comments


vedapushpa, Bangalore - India

A needful reminder to us - the oppressed citizenery of the Democratic-Dictators of the Day !

Mike, Norwalk

vedapushpa, well said. The American jurisprucence was to be based on the law of nature and of nature's God. Now that, that has been totally abandon, we are suffering the consequences.

Ronw13, OR
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Ronw13, OR    4/9/18

When man ignores Nature, Nature takes hold of man.
"When a deed is done for Freedom,
and the slave, where'er he cowers,
feels the soul within him climb
And glad Truth's mightier man-child leaps beneath
the Future's heart."
Exerts from " The Present Crisis" James Russell Lowell
Liberty is a merciful gift, a king without mercy, nothing more than a tyrant.

E Archer, NYC

The entire premise for the need of government is founded upon our inherent right to self-defense. We have organized a common defense of our liberties foremost. All the rest is gravy.

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