Forfeiture gives despotical power to lords for their own benefit over those who are stripped of all property. ...Despotical power is over such as have no property at all.
Gist of Idea
People stripped of their property are legitimately subject to despotism
John Locke (Second Treatise of Government , 173)
Nasty! Shylock is stripped of his property by Venice, so these things happened. This is taking the significance of property a long way beyond its role at the beginning of Locke's book. Property is the start of society, but then becomes your passport.
Locke,John: 'Two Treatises of Government' [Everyman 1988], p.206
Idea 19911 If legislators confiscate property, or enslave people, they are no longer owed obedience [Locke]