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Sandy Montoya March 5, 2008 Section 1 Locke’s Second Treatise of Government The Second Treatise of Government placed power into the hands of the people. John Locke believed people were equal and all had common natural rights. In that state of nature, each person had the right to go against someone who would impose on their rights. At that time people would trade their excess goods with others until they developed their system of money. Louis XIV was different than Locke on this because Louis XIV did not think people could take any liberties, but he did believe there was a natural order of things and everyone should abide by that. During that time, people would exchange some of their natural rights to enter into society. By going into society, the people would be protected by a common executive law that would enforce the laws. Locke described a civil state with a separate type of judicial, legislative, and executive branch and the legislative was the most important because it was the one that determined the laws that
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Unformatted text preview: governed society. For Louis XIV’s monarch, there was a financer that would collect all the public money and the judges enforced the law to maintain security among men which was a similarity with Locke. There was a government that was set to protect the people’s rights. People had the right to dissolve this government if it started working only in the best interest of the government. Locke said the government had no power of its own and was only there to serve the people. Louis XIV believed it was much easier to obey one person rather than for someone to command themselves because it would be hard to want only what they should if they are able to do anything they want. Even though he believed in an absolute monarch and that there should only be one person ruling everyone, he believed it was all for the state and the good of the people....
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