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The Influence Of John Locke On Property Ownership

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It may appear that property ownership sets up for a totalitarian shift in society that benefits the rich only, even they have their limits as to how far they can go with their property rights. Locke claims that in order to preserve the property for all members of society, owners of property must give away certain powers to make legislative laws that are unbiased, make federative war and peace and punish criminals, and too judge all disputes (Locke 87-88, 130). The reason that every property owner gives away these powers is to gain the betterment of oneself and society and preserve their life, liberty, and property (Locke 123). Locke explicitly states that these powers given to the created government cannot “extend farther, than the common good;
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