William M. Hetherington on the civil magistrate and natural rights

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  1. Reformed Covenanter

    Reformed Covenanter Puritanboard Commissioner

    There are certain great rights natural to man as a human being, possessing a conscience, and accountable to God, such as life, liberty, health, domestic rights, and the right of possessing property. The enjoyment of these is necessary for the full development of human nature; and therefore no man can have any right to surrender them to another, nor can any man have a right to take them away from his fellow-man. ...

    For more, see William M. Hetherington on the civil magistrate and natural rights.
     
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