Saturday, March 24, 2012

From Political Disquisitions, on the Right to Defend

Political Disquisitions is a late 18th century book by "Anonymous," of which a copy was owned by John Adams.

“The natural rights of mankind, are those rights, which are invested in them, by the immutable laws of nature; rights of which they cannot be deprived, without the most flagrant injustice, and which the legislature therefore, should be particularly attentive to maintain inviolate.”

“These consist, in the right of self-defence, in the uninterrupted enjoyment of life, limbs, body, health, and reputation, of liberty and property.”

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