The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom, for where there is no law there is no freedom.
Gist of Idea
The aim of law is not restraint, but to make freedom possible
John Locke (Second Treatise of Government , 057)
This fits both the liberal and the communitarian view of the matter. Talk of 'freedom' is commonplace in England by this date, where it is hardly mention 60 years earler. John Lilburne almost single-handedly brought this about.
Locke,John: 'Two Treatises of Government' [Everyman 1988], p.143