Locke it up

Just a quick reminder, for those who forgot…

August the 29th is the birthday of British philosopher John Locke, born in Wrington, Somerset, England in the year 1632.
Despite the perceived obscurity, I feel THIS IS something you should care about.

You see, he believed in Natural Law (among other things) and that people have Natural Rights, under which the right of property is most important, but not in the way you might think.
Upon this, he wrote: “… every man…
(meaning human, not the gender-specific… it was the 17th century after all)
…has a property in his own person. This nobody has any right to but himself.”


He believed the government exists to protect those rights and he argued in favor of revolt against any tyranny (e.g. governmental law) that would say otherwise.
By the way, his ideas were a foundation for much of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. A fact some conveniently seem to forget as this is also one of the foundation principles of the pro-choice movement.

So it is not new. It is not in your head. and it IS in the declaration of Independence AND the Constitution.

You own the property of your own person.

Anyone who says differently is un-American.

About Rick Wasserman

Here is my second round of blogging as my first round in Blog 1 seems to have evaporated. I have been writing for decades. Most of it is crap, but you probably figured that out on your own.
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