John Locke, wrote:
The state of nature has a law of nature to govern it, which … teaches all mankind who will but consult it, that being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions; for men being all the workmanship of one omnipotent and infinitely wise maker, all the servants of one sovereign master, sen into he world by His order and about His business; they are His property.
. . . And, being furnished with like faculties, sharing all n one community of Nature, there cannot be supposed any such subordination among us that may authorize us to destroy one another.
—Second Essay Concerning Civil Government.
William Blackstone penned the following:
“Those rights then, which God and nature have established, and are therefore called natural rights, such as are life and liberty, need not the aid of human laws to be more effectually invested in every man than they are; neither do they receive and additional strength when declared by the municipal laws to be inviolable. On the contrary, so human legislature has power to abridge or destroy them, unless the owner shall himself commit some act that amounts to forfeiture.
Our rights then, are granted to us from God, and not from man or any of the writings of mankind. They are, in fact, natural rights that we enjoy at the pleasure of our master & owner, the God of the Bible.
And it is why Marxism/Communism/Liberalism seeks to eradicate God & His influence from culture & society. For once eliminated and/or erased . . . man can get back to what it is he already feels he is . . . the measure of all things.