US GOV - John Lockes two treaties of civil government...

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the United States of America in its early stages of formation. Locke’s two basic arguments are that men are not born slaves to kings (or the government); he believes that individuals can righteously govern themselves according to God’s law. John Locke believed that the government could be supreme if it operates within the boundaries of civil and “natural” law. His second treaty holds that every man has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The government, who was placed by the consent of the governed, has the obligation to protect these individual rights. To better avoid the emergence of tyranny through legislation, Locke advocated a system of checks and balances in government. He saw governance as being comprised of three aspects, Legislative, Executive, and Judicial. In my opinion, this is the philosophy on which America was established. The majority of the younger generation in America lacks the knowledge and understanding of how hard great men in the past had to fight in order to reach this stage that America is now in. Before coming to America, I had no clue about all these forms of government and what each one believed in. After learning about the different forms of government, I tend to find my values consistent with moderate ideas on the spectrum of conservative and liberal forms of government. Conservatives believe in a more traditional view, siding with our founding fathers that we should keep government small and taxes low, and let the free market thrive. The role of government should be to provide people the freedom necessary to
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