Anonymous Guest
(0) your cart is empty View Cart
All mankind being equal and independent no one ought to harm another in his life liberty or possessions John Locke
All mankind being equal and independent no one ought to harm another in his life liberty or possessions John Locke

                  $3.99 ea. (USD)

$0.99 cents each on bulk orders of
100+ stickers in any combination.
+ shipping and handling for order.
(STICKERS)
(+ MAGNET BACKS)

More than just some character on Lost, the English philosopher John Locke is the man who would one day become the architect of Renaissance-era libertarianism. Though a doctor by training, Locke was a brilliant student of philosophy and wrote several influential works concerning the inviolable rights of self. At a time when the monarchs established official state religion, Locke was writing that an individual’s right to self included “property of his own conscience,” and consequently the freedom to worship however he may choose.

He is probably most famous for his Second Treatise on Government. In it, Locke reasons that people existed before government, therefore they created government, therefore government is not above the people but subservient to them. Human rights also predated government, he explained, and so if government had not given these rights to the people then naturally it could not take them away. Such a perspective was revolutionary for his time, and had a profound influence on later philosophers like Voltaire.

His works were staple reading among the American founding fathers. It was Locke’s position that the people not only could, but had an obligation to, overthrow an abusive government, a sentiment reproduced wholly in the Declaration of Independence. His theories on separation of government powers, and the virtues of elected representatives, also found their way into our Constitution. Celebrate Locke’s invaluable contributions to our culture with the purchase of this sticker.