Hobbes Vs. Marx On Government 's First Duty

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Bryce Hurless Mrs. Sauter World History – Block G 15 December 2014 Topic #1 – Hobbes vs. Locke vs. Marx “Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives,” said Ronald Reagan. Some political philosophies like John Locke would agree to this statement, while other, like Thomas Hobbes would not, and some will both agree and disagree, like Karl Marx. You will come to learn why the “social contract” of John Locke is the best through the review of all three philosophers main ideas on government, the comparison of all three philosophers, and finally the reasoning of why Adam Smith’s ideas would be most realized in the quote that is makes the most sense for the world we live in today. Born April 5th, 1588, Thomas Hobbes believed that a government run by a single ruler that controlled every aspect of life. He thought that at first humans were naturally equal and free to do whatever they needed to survive, but suffering from fear and danger of death. Which made poor, cold, and short. There wasn’t any laws that could be enforced by anyone in the state of nature. Hobbes wanted people to give over there natural right to one absolute king that could enforce peace on people. Hobbes called this giving over of natural rights, the social contract, in which it would be only between the people, not the king and the people. When the people gave over this right people had no right to revolt. Hobbes was not a fan of the church, for he thought it could interfere with
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