Post date: Apr 16, 2010 5:53:24 PM
The state of nature has a law of nature to govern it, which obliges every one: and reason, which is that law, teaches all mankind, who will but consult it, that being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions.
John Locke, Second Treatise of Government, Ch. II, sec. 6