Algernon Sydney, the father of the Declaration of Independence

www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2016/07/03/algernon-sidney-a-father-of-the-declaration-of-independence/

According to John Adams, the third great stage of English intellectual confrontation with tyranny took place in the years around the Glorious Revolution of 1688. Then, the important writers included John Locke and Algernon Sidney. John Adams. Thomas Jefferson wrote that the sources of the Declaration of Independence included “the elementary books of public right, as Aristotle, Cicero, Locke, Sidney, &c.” 

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