Locke v. Jefferson
By. Joshua Torres
Died in 1826
Died in 1704
Locke: "people, who are more disposed to suffer than right themselves by resistance, are not apt to stir."
This is a good comparison because it is talking about how we cant abolish the government over little things. We all need the government to regulate laws and mostly everything to keep peace in the world.
Locke: "that he who attempts to get another man into his absolute power, does thereby put himself into state of war with him; it being to be understood as a declaration of a design upon his life. "
According to Locke and his concepts of the state of war, the term war not only refers to the actual war but to the conflicts as well.
Locke: "to make laws as the public good of society shall require"
In order to create a new and successful government you have to apply the principles of safety and happiness.
Locke: "reason, which is that law, teaches all mankind, who will but consult it, that being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions"
These quotes believe in the natural rights and basic principles in life.
Locke: "A state also of equality, wherein all the power and jurisdiction is reciprocal, no one having more than another; there being nothing more evident, than that creatures of the same species and rank, promiscuously born to all the same advantages of nature, and the use of the same faculties"
Locke believes we need to separate ourselves form the English government and make a more fair government for the people.
Locke: "The beginning of politic society depends upon the consent of individuals, to join into, and make one society."
The social contract theory which tries to explain the reason for leaving the state of nature and entering into the civil society and creating a government