Locke Vs. Jefferson
One Idea, Two Minds
By Megan Menegay and Quinn Moser
Ability to Overthrow the Government
Limiting the Government's Power
Equality is very important to the United States of America. The country is based on the idea of "all men are created equal" this was said by Thomas Jefferson. Without this idea there would be no United States of America. John Locke and Thomas Jefferson agreed on some ideas but they agreed on one thing in particular that stood out to me and that was equality. Also I feel that natural rights are very important to the US today. Life and liberty are both key factors to the trust relationship between the people and the government. Although, John Locke and Thomas Jefferson both did not agree on these two natural rights, the pursuit of happiness and right of property are still fundamental building blocks of our society.