How Did John Locke's View Of Government

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I support John Locke because he expressed the radical view that government is morally obliged to serve people, namely by protecting life, liberty, and property. He explained the principle of checks and balances to limit government power. He favored representative government and a rule of law. He denounced tyranny. He insisted that when government violates individual rights, people may legitimately rebel. Locke believed that human nature is characterized by reason and tolerance. That everyone had natural rights from the moment that they were born. Natural rights were life, liberty, and property. He believed that the government had an obligation to protect the citizens natural rights. But that was the only reason that the government existed, and if the people believed that the government was not fulfilling this task, they could overthrow him and find someone new. John Locke believed that good and evil, reward and punishment, are the only motives to a rational human being. These are the guidelines by which all…show more content…
The state of nature is a situation in which there is not a governing body. In this state every individual governs his or herself. The state of nature revolves around, and is comprised of two aspects in order to be a perfect state of nature. Locke saw the powers as such government as being limited, such powers also involve reciprocal obligations. Governments moreover can be modified or rescinded by the authority which conferred them. Locke maintained, in his Two Treatises of Government published just as it was just after an English revolution (for which Locke was to be something of an apologist), that revolution was not only a right but was often an effective obligation where states denied the operation of civil and natural
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