Bertrand Russell, A History of Western Philosophy, Page 631

On John Locke:

“The civil compact which institutes government binds only those who made it; the son must consent afresh to a compact made by his father. (It is clear how this follows from Locke’s principles but it is not very realistic. A young American who, on attaining the age of 21, announces ‘I refuse to be bound by the contract which inaugurated the United States’ will find himself in difficulties.)”

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  1. No @#$%, KIlroy. The only thing likely to wreak MORE havoc is perhaps her insisting that we should all actually be bound by it;o)

    Comment by Stevie Loya Dall — 6.24.2011 @ 9:18 am

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