Tuesday, May 11, 2004
Okay, this is just weird. Here's the description on the Beachland's website for the free Kiddo/Coffinberry show on Saturday:
Locke maintained that the original state of nature was happy and characterized by reason and tolerance. He further maintained that all human beings, in their natural state, were equal and free to pursue life, health, liberty, and possessions; and that these were inalienable rights. Pre-social man as a moral being, and as an individual, contracted out "into civil society by surrendering personal power to the ruler and magistrates," and did so as "a method of securing natural morality more efficiently." To Locke, natural justice exists and this is so whether the state exists, or not, it is just that the state might better guard natural justice.
I'd love to know who came up with this description and gave it the green light.