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Lee Peyton Lenhart 9:00am Trad 104 13 November 2008 Too Much Power The philosopher John Locke has many views regarding people that are being ruled by an absolute monarchy. Locke believes that absolutism is never justified. He thinks absolute monarchs have convoluted thoughts on decisions thus making their decisions biased. Unlike the views of Hobbs, Locke believes sometimes resisting an absolutist monarchy needs to be done and is acceptable. Overall, one main question needs to be answered; when is political power legitimate. I believe in a majority of the views John Locke possesses. Over the course of history, absolute monarchies have time and time again betrayed their followers hence making absolute monarchies bad. John Locke believes that a person that holds absolute power over another person is inevitably going to end badly. One of Locke’s main arguments is absolute monarch’s judge in their own case and not in the case of the man being judged. Locke states, “Absolute monarchs are but men; and if government is to be the remedy of those evils, which necessarily follow from men’s being judges in their own case….” This could cause a problem because the ruling of the
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This note was uploaded on 09/24/2010 for the course TRAD 104 taught by Professor Freeble during the Fall '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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