...although at least one of his commenters may want to consider reading beyond Hobbes and Locke, maybe starting with the self evident truths of the Declaration of Independence.
You forgot Rousseau, Robert, and I didn't even get into what ol' uncle Karl thought about the whole thing. What a fascinating non-response. If Musil can rebut Hobbes and Rousseau (who had opposed but equally valid critiques of his "self-evident truths") to any significant degree I will be greatly surprised.
When the response is this weak, I'm rather tempted to declare victory and go home.