The Influence of John Locke
Included in John Lockes writing, "The Essay Concerning Human Understanding," is the phrase "Natural rights of Life, Liberty, and Property." which Thomas Jefferson borrowed for the the Declaration of Independence as a part of peoples' inalienable rights which are "Life, Liberty, and Pursuit ofHappiness."
To me, these quotes mean the idea that all humans are human. No man should be treated as any less for we all share these simple rights that no other creature on this planet has. I really like these quotes for it is as if you are given humanity by law.
These two quotes to me, embody the idea that makes America so great. It is the idea that no matter where you come from, you can make it in America. "All men are created equal"
What I beleive these quotes mean, is that the key to becoming a free nation that has no one true king/ monarch like England, is to seperate the church and the state. This also helps America to become a place where all religions are allowed to be practiced.
What I beleive these quotes mean is that whenever a government begins to break its own rules and act in a way it shouldn't, the people have a right to overthrow those in power and replace them.
I beleive that theses quotes are saying that even though we can change our government to fit our desires, we should never change it over small disagreements or petty flaws. We must only step in to fully overthrow a government when it is truly out of line.