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A Famous Quote. Of Political Origins.

The great and chief end, therefore, of men’s uniting into commonwealths, and putting themselves under government, is the preservation of their property.

—Locke, Second Treatise IX.124

This, more than any appeal to Christian doctrine, seems to characterize the American eruption into political existence.

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