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Quote from John Locke,

"Whosoever uses force without Right ... puts himself into a state of War with those against whom he uses it; and in that state all former Ties are cancelled, all other Rights cease, and every one has a Right to defend himself, and to resist the Aggressor."


John Locke (more quotes by John Locke or books by/about John Locke)

(1632-1704) English philosopher and political theorist


Second Treatise On Civil Government 153-54 (Chicago 1955).


Defense, Force, Resistance, Rights, War


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