March 4th, 2018


John Locke and toleration.

The coercive power of government should be limited in scope. Thus, Locke stresses again and again in the "Letters on Toleration" that the sphere or scope of government enforcement of law must be severely limited. This conception of the limited role of government was fundamental to an understanding of Locke's liberalism and to the liberal tradition that developed in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century America.
- Chana Cox, 'Liberty: God's Gift to Humanity', p. 76