Comment: Peace is no Excuse - John Locke #228

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Peace is no Excuse - John Locke #228

John Locke:

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#228: "...MAY OPPOSE unlawful violence of - their magistrates (Government use of Force) when they INVADE their (THE PEOPLE'S) PROPERTIES, -, and that, therefore, this doctrine is not to be allowed, being 'so destructive to the "PEACE" of the world';

THEY MAY AS WELL SAY, upon the "SAME GROUND", that honest men may not oppose "ROBBERS or PIRATES", because this may occasion disorder or bloodshed.

IF any mischief come in "such cases", it is NOT to be charged upon him who "DEFENDS HIS OWN RIGHT", but "ON HIM" that "INVADES HIS NEIGHBOUR'S".

"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".

Who would not think it an "admirable peace" betwixt the "MIGHTY AND THE MEAN", when the lamb, without resistance, yielded his throat to be torn by the imperious wolf?"

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RichardTaylorAPP - Chair - American Patriot Party.CC

John Locke #201, 202, 212 to 232; Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions 1798; Virginia Ratifying Convention 6-16-1788; Rights of the Colonists 1772.