Herbert Palmer on the unreasonableness of unconditional submission to rulers

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For now the case is all one, as if the choice or agreement, Covenant, of consent were originally made but yesterday. And then consider it. We are a multitude of Free-men, and whereas we might have agreed on an Aristocracy, We agreed on a King on such and such Covenants or Conditions, without mention that we will resist if he break them. But simply promise Obedience on those Conditions, and he on those accepts the Crown. But next day breaks all, and shews he is bent to subvert all Religion, Lawes, and Liberties.

How now in Reason (for of Scripture we spake enough before) can it be supposed, that such a choice or agreement, hath turned us into such Slaves, as we must only suffer, and not at all resist, (or rather is not all reason plain, that I have given away no more of my natural freedom (which is to resist all violence and wrong) then I meant and expressed to give away. ...

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