Locke scratch notes - Everybody can make an arrest but...

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The state of nature is freedom and equality. Men should not harm each other in life, health, liberty, or possessions Everybody has the right and the responsibility to uphold the law. The rulers of one country cannot force the laws of someone from another country. It all depends on where ur from. Discourage men from breaking the law of nature by punishing them harshly. Nobody is above the law The state of war says that if a man is using force or breaks any law, the offended may destroy him. If one takes away freedom, he is considered in the state of war. The state of nature and the state of war are complete opposites. A government is the only way to desert the state of war. Life liberty and persuit of happiness
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Unformatted text preview: Everybody can make an arrest but NOTeverybody can prosecute. Nobody is above the law 2. if the government asserts itself against the majority we do have the right to a revolution, but that will probably come to us in elections and shit like that. Locke does not give us enough credit. He states that we cannot prosecute ourselves, but the samurai did with excellent (all the time). He expects us to hold up our end of the bargain, which most people do. He is an idealist, but not an irrational idealist. They are relevant to todays society in that we still have the constitution, which we stole from Locke some ideas. The contracts that bind us are used every day. Man must keep his word....
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