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Comments Tagged ‘Locke’

  • RCG 1-14 (1 comment)

    • Comment by Austin Taylor on November 16th, 2015

      [But when the friction comes to have its machine, and oppression and robbery are organized, I say, let us not have such a machine any longer.]

      This line goes right back to Locke’s principles on the dissolution of government. The people are the ones who created the government in the first place, for the purpose of expediency as Thoreau says. Once their creation is no longer serving the purpose for which it was made, there is no longer a use for it.

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