UGC 112 John Locke

UGC 112 John Locke - Gaurang Joshi John Lockes argument is...

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Gaurang Joshi John Locke’s argument is stating that if the government is not protecting the rights of the citizens then the citizens have the right to overthrow the government. This argument seems applicable not only to the U.S government but to any government. For example recently in Egypt the government controlled by a quasi-dictator was overthrown by the people who are setting up a new constitution. This is a perfect example of John Locke’s argument. The government has a function which is to be an organized body who should serve the people and the nation. Therefore the rights of the people must be taken care of. The taxes that the citizens of a government pay must be used properly. Taxes are a huge funding for the government and citizens expect that money to better the life of the country or the community. John Locke says that if the government is using the money for the interests of a certain minority rather than performing an act that would be beneficiary for the majority it is wrong. An example of this is shown by the example of Henry David
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This note was uploaded on 09/24/2011 for the course UGC 111 taught by Professor Bono during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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UGC 112 John Locke - Gaurang Joshi John Lockes argument is...

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