Sunday, March 25, 2012

Liberty, Part XLVI

From Political Disquisitions:

“To protect these rights and secure them against the violations, to which, in a state of nature, they are so much exposed, ought to be the principal end and intention of political institutions; which, in place of contracting or diminishing natural liberty, ought to extend and enlarge it, by preventing violence and unjust restraint. True liberty consists not, in a power of acting as one may think fit, but of acting without constraint or controul, provided, he does not injure others.”

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