Even though man is rational additionally man is subject to flaws Ignorance and

Even though man is rational additionally man is

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definition. Even though man is rational, additionally, man is subject to flaws. Ignorance and mischievous law-breaking behavior can creep up to swallow a rational being and transform them into a criminal. 4 His politics dictate ideas of stability and rationalization of government. The ruling government is there to protect the God-given rights of Man to protect key aspects. These being the right to life, the right to liberty, and the right to private property without infringement from the governors. This is to ensure the equality of Man. Acting as an equalizer, these rights hypothetically ensure everyone to the same start in life as others. Different social, economic, and racial factors bare a burden on this hypothesis in today’s modern times. However, for Locke, this was perfectly reasonable and possibly achievable. He calls for an “established, settled, [and] known law [...] to be the standard of right and wrong.” 5 If Locke believes man to be a rational being, why would government be required? Being 1 Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, 77 2 John Locke, The Second Treatise of Government , 46 3 Ibid 4 Ibid, 9 5 Ibid, 93
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2 the rational person that he claims men are, he understands that man is flawed and requires laws to guide them from their own ignorance and to ensure equality. “Men being partial to themselves,
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