Patrick Adams


He began the empiricist tradition initiated the greatest age of British Philosophy he wrote papers like " An Essay concerning human understanding and Two Treaties of Government'' in England. He expressed the idea is to serve the people. His ideas favored civil, natural, and property rights and it's the governments job to protect these rights


John Locke had the idea in the beginning all things belonged equally to all human beings. He argues that property is a natural right and it is derived from labor, individual ownership of goods and property is justified by the labor exerted to produce. These thoughts are what influenced what is now know as ''Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution written by our founding father in 1775.


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