The sergeant that can command a soldier to march up to the mouth of a cannon ...cannot command that soldier to give him one penny of his money.
Gist of Idea
Soldiers can be commanded to die, but not to hand over their money
John Locke (Second Treatise of Government , 139)
A very nice and accurate illustration of a principle which runs so deep that it does indeed look like a basis of society.
Locke,John: 'Two Treatises of Government' [Everyman 1988], p.188