Locke says that all men are created equal (that sounds familiar) and that no man has a natural right to govern (not popular among monarchists). When we were living in a "State of Nature" before governments, we were all at war with each other - however, we were completely free to do whatever we wanted. We gave up some of that freedom in exchange for a different type of freedom - freedom which comes from being secure in our property and personal safety.
In this new structure, we adopted a "Common Law" which allows everyone to have his fair share. When you take more than your fair share, you are living outside the common law. In affect, you have now returned to a "state of war" with everyone - just like being in the state of nature from where we came. This is similar to the state of nature described by Thomas Hobbes (sans monarchist overlord). If you want to live under a government, you must accept all the rules and the rule of the majority. If, as John Locke states, you receive your father's property you must submit to the laws that gave him AND you that property. Otherwise, you cannot accept it.
|He is your President - unless you want to live in a "State of Nature"|
"Things in this world are in so constant a flux that nothing remains long in the same state...To what gross absurdities the following of custom when reason has left it..."