Saturday, January 07, 2012


While loathe to merely cut and paste, (cf. Steven den Beste's "linkers and thinkers" description of the blogosphere, this from Sec. 222 of John Locke's Second Treatise on Government led to the preceding posts:

"...whenever the legislators endeavour to take away, and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any farther obedience, and are left to the common refuge, which God hath provided for all men, against force and violence."

Perceptive readers will follow up on that word, "absolved".

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