Locke V. Jefferson
Comparison # 1
"...endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness". Locke says that no one can take away someones right to life, liberty and property which was basically in the declaration of independance. I feel this means that the goverment cant take things away the rights that everybody is meant to have.
Comparison # 2
This ties into what Jefferson wrote in the declaration of independance : "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." Both of these ideas show that all man were created equally. It didnt matter if you were British or a colonist. Everybody got equal treatment.
Comparison # 3
Jefferson in the declaration of independance says,"-that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government..." Jefferson and locke share the idea that when goverment becomes destructive and harmful,it needs to be remade.
Comparison # 4
Jefferson says: "it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security..." These quotes talk about how things need to change in order to maintain our rights as humans, if the goverment impedes on it. How we need things to change for our future.
Comparison # 5
In the declaration of independance jefferson writes: " separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation." The laws of nature are things that all people should have that the goverment cant dictate. Both Jefferson and Lock mention this.