Unformatted text preview: 3. Jefferson considers protection of the people’s rights to be the proper ends of government. And if the people’s rights are not protected the people have to right, and the duty, to overthrow the government after a long train of abuses and wrong-doings. The King has destructed these ends by not passing laws for the good of the people, keeping armies present in times of peace, imposing taxes without consent, burned towns and destroyed lives and waged war against the colonies. 4. All men are created equal because they are all issued several unalienable rights that should not be put down or inhibited by a government. The rest of Jefferson’s argument should state how the King’s actions inhibit these unalienable rights, not just say how he is a tyrant and tyrants cannot rule a free people....
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2009 for the course PHI 108 taught by Professor Hesse during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
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