John Locke on tyrrany

Carl cwsiv_2nd at HOTPOP.COM
Thu Jul 14 10:56:16 MDT 2005


"If the innocent honest Man must quietly quit all he has for Peace sake,
to him who will lay violent hands upon it, I desire it may be considered
what kind of Peace there will be in the World, which consists only in
Violence and Rapine; and which is to be maintained only for the benefit
of Robbers and Oppressors."
-- John Locke
(1632-1704) English philosopher and political theorist. Considered the
ideological progenitor of the American Revolution and who, by far, was
the most often non-biblical writer quoted by the Founding Fathers of the
USA.
Source: Second Treatise of Civil Government [1690], #228 (Lasslet
Edition, Cambridge University Press, 1960), p. 465
http://liberty-tree.ca/qb/John.Locke.Quote.652A



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