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

John Locke Quote

“The people cannot delegate to government the power to do anything which would be unlawful for them to do themselves.”

John LockeJohn Locke
~ John Locke

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

We hold this truth to be self evident ! ! ! I can not delegate that which I do not have. Mob rule (democracy / progressive - collectivism / etc.) are criminal exploits.

James Wermuth, Newport, RI

Locke, is one of my favorite early-enlightened, physicians/ philosophers. the 17th c. was an interesting, formative period rich in discourse, communications, and social experimentation. While Locke was extensively selfish, not willing to extend his earlier beliefs to support western culture, he endures as a diminutive but successful social thinker.
I believe that Francis Bacon, Thomas Hobbes, and John Clarke were far more successful in uniting effective benevolent ideas with a culture drenched in shock and opportunity.

E Archer, NYC

This needs to be written in stone in government charters -- and the people need to be reminded of this repeatedly.

E Archer, NYC
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E Archer, NYC E Archer, NYC 5/15/19

This really should be in the Preamble of the Constitution.


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