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gov lecture 10_2_Notes - Jeffersonianism II Jefferson as...

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Jeffersonianism II. Jefferson as Lockean Liberal III. The “Agrarian Ideal” IV. Jefferson as radical egalitarian democrat V. Jefferson and States Rights VI. Enlightenment Jefferson VII. Racist Jefferson - Jefferson something to everyone - Foundation of so much political thought, some contradictory - Radical liberal, egalitarian democrat at same time - American philosopher and racist I. Lockean Liberal a. Declaration of Independence – human being have rights, gov’t protects rights, if gov’t doesn’t do that can overthrow gov’t b. State of nature, natural rights, gov’t serving interest of people to protect rights c. Mystifying gov’t, simplifying gov’t as agent created by people to serve own interest d. Pg. 345 “The legitimate powers of gov’t extend to such acts as are injurious to others, but it does me no injury to my neighbors that there are twenty gods or no god, it neither breaks my leg…” e. Lockean image of limited gov’t, serving interests of property, security of
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2009 for the course GOVT 3665 taught by Professor Kramnick, i during the Fall '08 term at Cornell.

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