John Locke, wrote:
The state of nature has a law of nature to govern it, which … teaches all mankind who will but consult it, that being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions; for men being all the workmanship of one omnipotent and infinitely wise maker, all the servants of one sovereign master, sen into he world by His order and about His business; they are His property.
. . . And, being furnished with like faculties, sharing all n one community of Nature, there cannot be supposed any such subordination among us that may authorize us to destroy one another.
—Second Essay Concerning Civil Government.
William Blackstone penned the following:
“Those rights then, which God and nature aave established, and are therefore called natural rights, such as are life and liberty, need not the aid of…
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