Locke vs. Jefferson
Blessing Candice Emefiele
Locke: "A state also of equality....no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions…"
This basically talks about equality and how we are all equal with unalienable rights.
Locke: "Whensoever therefore the legislative shall transgress the fundamental rule of society and either by ambition, f ear, folly or corruption, endeavor to grasp themselves or put into the hands of any other, and absolute power over the lives, liberties and estates of the people. by this breach of trust they forfrit the powerr the people, who have a right to resume their original liberty, and by establishment a new legislative."
This is saying the government should make it possible for the people to be happy. They should be entitled to life, liberty & property.
Locke: "John Locke: But if the unlawful acts done by the magistrate be maintained (by the power he has got), and the remedy which is due by law, be by the same power obstructed; yet the right of resisting, even in such manifest acts of tyranny, will not suddenly, or on slight occasions, disturb the government: for if it reach no farther than some private men's cases, though they have a right to defend themselves, and to recover by force what by unlawful force is taken from them; yet the right to do so will not easily engage them in a contest, wherein they are sure to perish; it being as impossible for one, or a few oppressed men to disturb the government, where the body of the people do not think themselves concerned in it, as for a raving mad-man, or heady malcontent to overturn a well settled state; the people being as little apt to follow the one, as the other."
Jefferson: "The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.”
Locke: "When the governor, however intitled,” wrote Locke, “makes not the law, but his will, the rule; and his commands and actions are not directed to the preservation of the properties of his people, but the satisfaction of his own ambition, revenge, covetousness, or any other irregular passion.”