Locke called it the ‘federative power’ of the executive branch. The power to wage war, for instance. While he believed that not every possible situation could have Constitutional laws set aside, calling for a specific action, and that the executive must rule with wisdom & prudence, he very much believed in the primacy of the legislative branch, and that the executive branch is ministerial and submissive to the legislative branch.
But when the executive is out-of-control, or a tyrannical power (like we have today), he asked, “who can judge?” (the executive). He said that all the people can do, at that point, is to ‘appeal to heaven’.
What did he mean?
When the social trust has been dissolved, as our government is doing today, the people have a right and duty to:
According to John Locke, it will not be a matter of a financial collapse, or the unrestrained corruption of banks, corporations, and crooked politicians. It will be the dissolution of the public’s trust that will create such an atmosphere, and result in the overthrow of such a corrupted system. According to Locke, this country should expect such a solution, and it is coming to us even now.