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JLF’s Jon Pritchett in the Washington Examiner: Locke, Tolerance, and the Mob

Tolerance and unity? JLF’s Jon Pritchett analyzes recent events in a piece published at washingtonexaminer.com.

In 1689 John Locke described the natural state of man as “a state of perfect freedom to order their actions, and dispose of their possessions and persons, as they think fit, within the bounds of the law of nature, without asking leave, or depending upon the will of any other man.”

Three hundred twenty-eight years later, as we mark the anniversary of his birth this week, Locke’s words remain essential. A collective that does not respect dissent or difference, and insists on dismissive labels, is intolerant and antithetical to the idea of individual liberty.

Read Jon’s entire piece on Locke, tolerance, and the mob here.

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Donna came to the John Locke Foundation in January 2003 after freelance writing for Carolina Journal and contributing to projects for the North Carolina Education Alliance. He...

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