Locke vs. Jefferson
"we must consider, what state all men are naturally in, and that is, a state of perfect freedom to order their actions, and dispose of their possessions and persons, as they think fit, within the bounds of the law of nature, without asking leave, or depending upon the will of any other man."
The Declaration of Independence
The Second Treatise of Civil Government
"Sec. 214. First, That when such a single person, or prince, sets up his own arbitrary will in place of the laws"
King George III
Map of the U.S. 1783
Sec. 6. But though this be a state of liberty, yet it is not a state of Licence. . .The state of nature has a law of nature to govern it, which obliges every one: and reason, which is that law, teaches all mankind, who will but consult it, that being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions"