Moral Revolutions

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Tyrannical
Cruel and unfair
Government
Purpose is to protect, not take away, inalienable rights
Subjects
Have a moral obligation to form a new government (to protect their inalienable rights) and defend themselves from the old government.
Phillipe du Plessis-Mornay (1549-1623)
Advocated that people are required to resist a government that attempts ("by fraud or force") to break the social contract.
St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)
A medieval Catholic scholar who said that people under a tyrannical government should overthrow it, but only if the damage done by tyranny exceeded what could occur in a rebellion.
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