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NATURAL RIGHTS

Self Preservation

Grotius “For it is natural right to repel force by force: a right which it cannot easily be supposed that those, who are upon a footing of equality have ever announced. But to practice revenge, or use violence in recovering things taken away will not be lawful, except where justice is denied, justice may admit of some delay: but the other method demands prompt execution, and therefore should not be undertaken bu in extreme emergency. But if the subjects of any country persist in a course of uniform crime, and aggression, repugnant to all natural and civil law, in defiance of the authority of their own government, so that the hand of justice cannot reach them, it will be lawful for any one to deprive them of their spoils, and to exercise upon them the same rigor, as if they were delivered up to punishment” ” 317

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