Comparing John Locke 's Views On Political Systems

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Compare and Contrast John Locke was a scholar who lived from 1632-1704. Locke worried about the absence of limitations on sovereign authority. As a man that was pro government for the people, he viewed politics as for the people or the people shall revolt. In stark contrast, Thomas Hobbes, who lived through much turmoil as well from 1588-1679, such as a civil war in Britain which lasted from 1642-1648 thought a sovereign leader was the only way to protect society from itself (Riemer, Simon, and Romance, 2014). Two noteworthy scholars which lived in such close time periods had vastly differing views on politics. Locke and Hobbes both had differing views on political systems similar to modern day nations have differing political systems. Today, two powerful nations have similar governments representing two differing political systems. The United States of America has a President which is elected by the people every four years and England has a Queen who has been in power for more than 60 years by right of her family bloodline. John Locke John Locke was a scholar during the mid-seventeenth century in England and staunchly denounced tyranny. In fact, through his influential writings the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) (2015) stated that Locke “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
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