John Locke: Law Preserves Freedom

"The end of the law is not to abolish or restrain but to preserve and enlarge freedom.  For in all the states of created beings capable of laws, where there is  no law, there is no freedom.  For liberty is to be free from restraint and violence from others; which cannot be where there is no law."

John Locke, English physician and philosopher.  Quoted by John Harmer in A War We Must Win, Bookcraft 1999, pp. 124-125. Tags: , ,