what are their political thoughts and beliefs?
the state is a society of men constituted only in order to acquire, preserve and improve their own civil interests. Civil interests I call life, liberty, health and prosperity of the body; and possession of external goods, such as money, land, house, furniture and the like "(.J LOCKE:. Letter Concerning Toleration, 1689).
In his political writings he advocated popular sovereignty, the right to revolt against tyranny and tolerance toward religious minorities. According to the thinking of Locke and his followers, the state does not exist for the spiritual salvation of human beings but to serve citizens and ensure their lives, their freedom and their property under a constitution.
why did you chose those two people as friends from the 21 century?
Michel Onfray that because they have in common that intelligent philosophers.
write a famous quote from your Enlightenment thinker and explain in your own word what you think this quote means..
i think that says there is freedom and freedom amplear peserbar and wanted but i understand that if no law ay ay no freedeom.
The freedom of man in society is not to be subjected only to the legislature, jointly agreed in the state, and not recognize any authority or any laws outside those established by that power.