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It Presently Becomes Tyranny Whenever the Power of the Government is Applied to Other Ends…

John Locke

“Whenever the power that is put in any hands for the government of the people, and the protection of our properties, is applied to other ends, and made use of to impoverish, harass or subdue them to the arbitrary and irregular commands of those that have it; there it presently becomes tyranny, whether those that thus use it are one or many.” – John Locke (1632-1704),  English philosopher and physician

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