John Locke on natural rights: life, liberty, and the preservation of property

Note 5. To the Subsection “3. “Connected Being Consciousness” and Democracy

John Locke states as follows: “Man being born, as has been proved, with a Title to perfect Freedom and an uncontrolled enjoyment of all the Rights and Privileges of the Law of Nature, equally with any other Man, or Number of Men in the World, hath by Nature a Power, not only to preserve his Property, that is, his Life, Liberty and Estate, against the Injuries and Attempts of other Men; but to judge of, and to punish the breaches of that Law in others, … even with Death itself.”
Two Treatises of Government, ed. Peter Laslett (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1988), 323-324