Sunday, April 26, 2009

Inspiring The Words of Our Founding Fathers, John Locke

Another great man, who's thoughts inspired the writings and speeches of our founding Fathers....John Locke (August, 29,1632 – October, 28, 1704) an English philosopher.

"Any single man must judge for himself whether circumstances warrant obedience or resistance to the commands of the civil magistrate; we are all qualified, entitled, and morally obliged to evaluate the conduct of our rulers. This political judgment, moreover, is not simply or primarily a right, but like self-preservation, a duty to God. As such it is a judgment that men cannot part with according to the God of Nature. It is the first and foremost of our inalienable rights without which we can preserve no other." -John Locke

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