Civics Second Treatise of Govt - Alejandra Pagoada Civics Second Treatise of Government In John Lockes second Treatise of Government he talks about

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09/14/14 Alejandra Pagoada Civics: Second Treatise of Government In John Locke’s second Treatise of Government, he talks about natural rights and government. Specifically in chapter 9, he talks about why man would give up his natural freedoms and goes on to talk about the formation of governments. Outside of government, people have natural rights. In the state of nature, people have two major rights. One freedom is the right to property. According to Locke, property includes lives, liberties, and estates. Humans have the right to own property, and they do whatever they can to protect and preserve their property. The second freedom is the right to punish whoever has broken the laws of nature. In this natural state or state of “perfect freedom”, many dangers rise. In the state of nature, you can’t expect everyone to abide by it because there is no one to enforce it. Because of this, man is put in danger. His property could be subject to trespassing and invasion. His life

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