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Locke Essay

  • Submitted by: mjdr66
  • on November 2, 2010
  • Category: History
  • Length: 258 words

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Locke’s Freedoms
People agree to give up their freedoms for certain society needs such as security, and because man seems to be a logically social creature. However, Locke believed that when we give up our freedom for example to allow a government to lead us, we also have the right to depose that government if it does not follow the will of the people. Some freedoms just to give an example is “free, equal, and independent, no one can be put out of this estate and subjected to the political power of another without his own consent, which is done by agreeing with other men, to join and unite into a community for their comfortable, safe, and peaceful living..”(McClenaghan, William, 2001 Marauder’s American Government). The dangers of living in what Locke called perfect freedom, are that your life and property are more vulnerable. You could easily be attacked, murdered or robbed without law or protection, like police. The substitution of living under a government is that you lose some of your freedoms in exchange for having your life, liberty, and possessions protected. Government is formed by “men uniting into commonwealths, and putting themselves under government, is the preservation of their property. . .”(McClenaghan, William, 2001 Marauder’s American Government). If individuals respected the life, liberty, and property of other individual’s governments, or rules, would not be necessary, however, since individuals do not admiration those basic individual freedoms a set of rules (governments) have to been designed to insure those rights are enjoyed and protected.

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