John Locke’s Second Treatise of Government

John Locke’s Second Treatise of Government published in 1690 became the basis for the U.S. Declaration of Independence. If you want to understand the Laws of Nature and the Laws of Nature’s God, then start with John Locke’s Second Treatise of Government.

The law of nature requires us to supervise our civil servants, and if they fail to enforce the divine law of nature, we are restored to the nature that we were in prior to creating government, for we are all equal. See Locke’s Second Treatise paragraphs 135, 149, 171, 209. After all, every law dictionary will tell you Legibus sumptis desinentibus, lege naturae utendum est. When laws imposed by the state fail, we must resort to the laws of nature.

John Locke's Second Treatise was the basis for the Declaration of Independence

John Locke’s Second Treatise Of Government has as his last chapter, the topic of Dissolution of Government. The suggestion that government would not obey the laws would be “politics inconceivable to human capacity, and inconsistent with human society.”
— If this doesn’t describe your Land of the Free, find out why.

John Locke said in paragraph 57: “for nobody can be under a law, which is not promulgated to him” and later in paragraph 73 when children become 21 years old they can choose which government to place themselves under…
— If this doesn’t describe your Land of the Free, find out why.

By accepting welfare (such as public schooling or even Social Security) you might just be waiving almost all your rights. Locke questioned in his Second Treatise of Government Chapter 15 “For what compact [contract] can be made with a man that is not master of his own life?” It is no wonder a judge wants you to be represented by competent counsel. It is presumed that you are insane if you expect to have rights while also availing yourself of the benefits of being a ward of the state.

John Locke’s Second Treatise of Government:

166 “…it is impossible anybody in the society should ever have a right to do the people harm.”

149: “the community perpetually retains a supreme power of saving themselves from the attempts and designs of anybody, even of their legislators, whenever they be so foolish or so wicked as to lay and carry on designs against the liberties and properties of the subject.”

227: when “legislators act contrary to the end for which they were constituted, those who are guilty are guilty of rebellion. … [by] introducing a power which the people hath not authorised, actually introduce a state of war, which is that of force without authority; … And.. legislators themselves… who were set up for the protections and preservation of the people, their liberties and properties… [put] themselves into a state of war with those who made them the protectors and guardians of their peace, are … with the greatest aggravation, rebellantes, rebels.”

222 “The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their [lives, liberty and] property …. it can never be supposed to be the will of the society that the legislative should have a power to destroy that which every one designs to secure by entering into society, and for which the people submitted themselves to legislators of their own making; whenever the legislators endeavour to take away and destroy the [lives, liberty and] property of the people,… … they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any farther obedience, … Whensoever, therefore, the legislative shall transgress this fundamental rule of society, and …grasp …or put into the hands of any other, an absolute power over the lives, liberties, and estates of the people, by this breach of trust they forfeit the power the people had put into their hands for quite contrary ends, and it devolves to the people [to] provide for their own safety and security, which is the end for which they are in society…. [this] holds true also concerning the [executive branch], who having a double trust put in him… acts also contrary to his trust when he employs the force, treasury, and offices of the society to corrupt… cut up the government by the roots, and poison the very fountain of public security… ”

233 “Must the people then always lay themselves open to the cruelty and rage of tyranny? Must they see their cities pillaged, and laid in ashes, their wives and children exposed to the tyrant’s lust and fury, and themselves and families reduced by their king to ruin, and all the miseries of want and oppression, and yet sit still? Must men alone be debarred the common privilege of opposing force with force, which nature allows so freely to all other creatures for their preservation from injury? I answer: Self-defence is a part of the law of nature; nor can it be denied the community, even against the king himself”

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