Whenever the government tries to take away the property of the people or to

Whenever the government tries to take away the

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society. Whenever the government tries to take away the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery, they put themselves into a state of war with the people who are then freed
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from any further obedience. The very core of Hobbes’ and Locke’s views on humanity are translated into their views on the ideal government. Hobbes finds that people are naturally born wicked and selfish and as a response he thinks that the ideal form of government should be a monarchy where all men give up their individuality under a single ruler. On the contrary, Locke believes that people are born with natural right such as life, liberty, and property and his idea government supports those rights. He believes that property is the main reason people actually enter the society and should always be protected. He finds that while limiting the power of every member in the society it would be protecting the over freedom of the society and that when pool comes to shove in their right to live, people put themselves in a state of war to protect themselves. Locke or Hobbes? DIRECTIONS: After reading the following quotes from America’s founding father, decide who would agree with the quote more - Hobbes of Locke? “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed...” Thomas Jefferson (1787) Who would agree with the above quote: Locke or Hobbes? Explain Jefferson states that in order to protect certain rights the power in the government needs to derive from the people which is something that Locke would agree with as the believed that all people have a right to impact their government whereas Hobbes simply believed in a one man monarchy.
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