An Indisputable Right of Nature

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“Resistance to sudden violence, for the preservation not only of my person, my limbs, and life, but of my property, is an indisputable right of nature which I have never surrendered to the public by the compact of society, and which perhaps, I could not surrender if I would.”

– John Adams,
Boston Gazette, 1763

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2 thoughts on “An Indisputable Right of Nature

  1. Great quote. I love how Adams phrases the right to arms as “resistance to sudden violence”. It is a crucial point to remember during these times when the call to surrender our defenses is so strong.

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