Thursday, September 17, 2009

John locke and his Second Treatise, of civil government

In John Locke's A Second Treatise, of Civil Government, he explains his opinion on the american government and a man's right. In the second paragraph Locke says
"Born to all the same advandtages of Nature, and the use of the same faculties, should also be equal one amongst another, with out subordinatuin or subjection, unless the lord and master of them all should, by any manifest decleration of his will, set one about another and confer on him, by an evident and clear appointment an undoubted night to dominion and sovereignty..."
I agree with this statement, i believe that all men and women are born equal and should be treated as such. I believe that when a child is born they are not born into the class of their parents like they were when slaves were around.
Later on in his treatise Locke says "The State of Nature has a law of nature to govern it, which obliges everyone, and reason, which is that law, teachesall mankinda who will but consult it, that being all equal and independant, no one ought to harm his life, healther, liberty or possesions" I also agree with this because it says that no man should be 1. treated differently and 2. has rights that their possesions are theirs and no one has the right to harm that. Locke talks about the law of nature which explains the rights of mankind and a main law that we should follow.
"All men may be restrained from invading other's rights and from doing hurt to one another..." This backs up the point that we need law and we need order in order for a civilization and a comunity to succede.


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  3. Jessie, you use quotations very well. I like the way you put out an idea in the author's words and them explain it for the audience. You have a very coversational style. Be careful not to get too conversational. This is formal writing.Your audience is bigger than me. Also careful with the facts. America as you use it in the first line did not exist when Locke wrote the @nd Treatise 9/10